Published On: Tue, Dec 31st, 2013
Published in Category: Karachi

Emirates receives delivery of its 43rd and 44th A380 aircraft

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KARACHI: The Emirates Airways has received the delivery of its 43rd and 44th A380 aircraft with a double delivery from Airbus’ Finkenwerder facility in Hamburg, Germany.

A statement on Monday said that the 43rd and 44th Emirates A380s offer 14 seats in First Class, 76 seats in Business Class and 427 seats in Economy Class, and will be initially operating on flights to Mauritius and Munich.

It said that Emirates operates the world’s largest fleet of A380s, flying one in three of these modern jets in the skies today.

It was the first airline to order the aircraft back in 2000, and it ordered another 50 at the Dubai Air Show in November.

In 2013, Emirates received 13 A380 aircraft and it expects to receive another 13 in 2014.

The airline still has 96 more A380s worth USD 43 billion on order, of which 71 are expected to be delivered over the next five years, before the end of 2018.