Emirates is going to bring back over 60 Airbus A380 aircraft by the end of 2021, reintroducing over half of its superjumbo fleet into the service.
The flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates owns the world’s largest fleet of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, having 118 A380s in its possession.
The news about the return of the giant was announced by the chairman and CEO of Emirates, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, in an interviewto The National News.
Bin Saeed said October 2021 was a positive month for the airline, as it recorded its first operating profit since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The carrier also halved its losses in the first six months of FY 2021-2022.
So far, 47 of Emirates’ A380s are operational, and the airline has sent some of its superjumbos into retirement – and recycling – just recently. Read more