The first Airbus A380, delivered to Emirates in Finkenwerder, will take off for Dubai in 2008. Photo: Maurizio Gambarini / dpa / archive image (Source: dpa)
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus will deliver the last of three large capacity A380 series aircraft to Emirates Airline this year. The last machine ordered “will be added to the fleet in November, to bring forward the original delivery date of June 2022,” the airline announced on Wednesday. Emirates is the largest buyer of the A380. “With these deliveries, the total Emirates A380 fleet will reach 118 aircraft in November,” the press release said.
Airbus decided in early 2019 to stop production of the world’s largest passenger plane, the A380. The double-decker passenger plane has been of great concern to Airbus for a long time. In the past few years, hardly any airline has ordered a model. Airbus threatened to run out of orders. A total of 251 units have been ordered since the launch of the A380 program in the middle of the last decade, of which 248 have been delivered to date.
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