Since joining the Emirates fleet on July 28, 15 years ago, the Emirates A380 has captured the hearts of millions of passengers with its remarkable features and exclusive travel experiences. The A380 has become a global crowd favorite with features such as private suites and spa showers in First Class, the legendary on-board lounge with bar on the upper deck and first-class entertainment.
Amazing records and numbers
Since its first delivery to the airline on July 28, 2008, the A380 has carried more than 175 million passengers on its more than 444,600 flights, covering an impressive 2.74 billion kilometers. Emirates, as the world’s largest A380 customer, ordered a total of 123 of these luxury jets, all of which were outfitted by Airbus in Hamburg and delivered to the airline from there.
Impact on global air traffic
Emirates has redefined the international flying experience with the A380. The airline also operated the first scheduled flights to Munich with the A380 in November 2011, making it the first foreign airline to serve Germany with the A380.
The diverse A380 fleet
Emirates currently has 116 A380s in its fleet, making it the world’s largest operator of this aircraft model. The aircraft currently serves 49 cities in 30 countries on six continents. Emirates plans to have its entire A380 fleet back in full operation by the end of 2023.
Das Reiseerlebnis der Emirates A380
From first class to economy class, the A380 sets new standards in flight comfort. Emirates revolutionized cabin design with the introduction of the bespoke A380 in 2008. This saw the first introduction of elements such as spa showers and the horseshoe-shaped onboard lounge, which has become a hotspot at 12,000 meters.
Thoughtful luxury and entertainment on board
First Class offers an unprecedented level of privacy and luxury. All guests can enjoy the award-winning ice in-flight entertainment program with up to 6,500 on-demand channels on the industry’s largest screens.
Alle Gäste können das preisgekrönte ice-Inflight-Entertainment-Programm mit bis zu 6.500 On-Demand-Kanälen auf den größten Bildschirmen der Branche genießen.
Starting in January 2021, Emirates will offer another unique travel experience in the form of the highly sought-after Premium Economy Class. By the end of 2023, Emirates plans to introduce Premium Economy on routes to Los Angeles, Mumbai and Bangalore. Announcing a retrofit program at the 2021 Dubai Airshow, Emirates reaffirmed its commitment to always keep the A380 experience at the forefront of luxury aviation.