Emirates has welcomed MSN A6-EVL, its 116th A380 as the first of three A380s to join its fleet in 2020. The aircraft arrived in Dubai in the early hours of Saturday morning, powered by a blend of conventional jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel.
Emirates will receive two more A380 aircraft later this month. One of which features its long-awaited signature Premium Economy product. Since it entered into the Emirates fleet 12 years ago, the A380 has been the airline’s flagship plane. And also a customer favourite, captivating the imagination of travellers by providing an unmatched travel experience.
The Emirates A380 experience remains highly sought after by customers. Many ensure that they book their travel on this aircraft to experience its spaciousness, quietness and comfort across every cabin. Emirates has recently reinstated its iconic products for customers to enjoy. Hence, balancing an elevated experience during the pandemic with measures that prioritise the health and wellbeing of passengers.
The A380 has been a success story for Emirates, and this is reflected in the strong customer interest wherever we’ve deployed the aircraft over the years. The A380 has helped us efficiently serve customer demand at slot constrained airports and also on trunk routes, supporting our long-haul hub operations. Importantly, with the space and technology on this aircraft, we’ve been able to introduce new concepts onboard that have transformed the flying experience for the betterSir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline.
The A380 currently flies to Cairo, Amman, Paris, London, Guangzhou, Manchester and Moscow. Recently, services have been ramped up to four daily A380s on London Heathrow and daily flights to Moscow. The double-decker also demonstrates its versatility by utilisation as a ‘mini-freighter’ on select cargo charter operations. This is to transport urgently required cargo across the Emirates network.
A blend of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) powered the delivery flight for the newest member of the Emirates fleet. This is the first time the airline is using sustainable aviation fuel to power an A380. Furthermore, the biofuel used for the flight is produced from used cooking oil in Finland.