Emirates welcomes 100th A380 to its fleet

Emirates welcomed its 100th A380 to its fleet on Friday at a special ceremony held at Airbus's manufacturing facility in Hamburg.

Emirates is the world's largest operator of A380 aircraft, flying the iconic double decked jet to 48 cities in six continents on scheduled services. 

"For Emirates, the A380 has been a success. We've been able to utilise it at slot-constrained airports, as  well as at regional and secondary airports where we have growing demand," said Shaikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum,  Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. 

The airlines unveiled a special tribute to late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the UAE, with bespoke livery for its 100th A380.

Emirates has ordered a total of 142 A380s at a total value of $61 billion in the coming years. 

Shaikh Ahmad denied talks of a merger between Emirates and Etihad airlines while interacting with the media in Hamburg.

Courtesy: Gulf News
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