Emirates (EK) is the biggest Airbus A380-800 operator with 95 aircrafts in service and another 12 on order. While there are three published configurations, the airline actually have six different versions in operation today. We take an inside look at all the different versions available for travellers today and what the future will entail.
Porsche AG which VW group owns partnered with Airbus and Air France (AF) and Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) to set a new Guinness world record.
Third times’ the charm as Korean Air Lines (KE) replaces its daily flight from its hub at Seoul’s Incheon Airport (ICN) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on board a Boeing 777-300ER to an Airbus A380-800 in 2016.
Back in August 2015, Experience The Skies reported that Emirates would run all Airbus A380 service between London and Dubai starting on January 1, 2016 (News). The airline has new plans to expand the market with a new daily flight to be launched in early Spring. Read More »Emirates Adds Capacity With Ninth Daily Airbus A380 London Flight
Air France announced it would start Airbus A380 service from Paris to Mexico City in July 2015 (News – August 29, 2015). The airline faced challenges while working with local airport authority in preparation to become the world’s first to commence double decker operations on January 12, 2016.
We reported that Emirates just started Airbus A380 service to Copenhagen on board a new 615 seat two class configuration (News – December 1, 2015). Experience The Skies reviewed the Middle East airlines’ existing A380 operations and determine ten markets that can benefit from using this type of aircraft.
Starting from January 2016, Air France would be the only airline in the world to operate flights on board an Airbus A380 to Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez (MEX).
(Entry originally posted on March 25, 2015 with additional information on the inaugural flight on July 5, 2015) Emirates announced that it will add daily flights to Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Florida, US starting September 1, 2015 and expand service to Seattle. This entry will discuss the new destination, the flight facts/paths for these destinations and where Emirates should expand next through new operations and additional service.
Due to passenger demands, the Gulf airline decided to move up the date for its second daily Airbus A380 service from its hub located in Hamad International Airport (DOH) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
In a historical announcement (refer to this link for the press release), Rolls-Royce will receive a new engine order for new Emirates’ Airbus A380 worth an estimate €6.1 billion (US$9.2 billion).