This week, Emirates celebrated 10 years of A380 operations. To date, the airline has clocked in more than 930 million miles on 115,000 flights, equivalent to 39,000 trips around the globe. The first service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport also marked the first-ever A380 commercial service in United States history and now, currently services five U.S. gateways, including Washington D.C., San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, and New York!
Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the A380 aircraft, with 104 double-decker aircraft flying to 49 cities on six continents and more than 80 daily departures from Dubai, the airline’s hub. In addition to its 104-strong fleet, the airline has a further 58 A380s on order. Today, Emirates also operates the world’s shortest A380 route from Dubai to Kuwait and the world’s longest A380 non-stop route from Dubai to Auckland. The airline has also grown its scheduled services to major airports and has successfully grown demand at regional airports such as Manchester, Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur, Houston, Prague, Kuwait, Mauritius, Johannesburg and Sao Paulo.
For flyers from Cambodia who wish to be on the whale of the skies (what A380 is known as), all you have to do is to catch the daily flight via Emirates from Phnom Penh to Dubai via Yangon, and from there, you can take A380 in select routes (to either one of the destinations within Emirates’ global networks!)
“It’s been 10 extraordinary years since the first Emirates A380 flight took to the skies, and today it has become one of the most recognizable and admired aircraft in the world,” said Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline. “Passengers love to fly it because of its spaciousness, which provides more comfort across all classes and its iconic products like the Onboard Lounge, Shower Spa and First Class suites have redefined air travel. We remain committed to providing the best experience for our customers aboard our flagship aircraft, and introducing new innovations that will continue to ‘wow’ them every time they fly with us.”
“The Emirates A380 has also had a significant impact on the aerospace industry and its high-value supply chains, fuelling hundreds of thousands of jobs for skilled workers, and creating significant economic benefits in countries which have A380 production facilities,” adds Sir Tim Clark. “The aircraft continues to boost tourism and trade wherever it flies by stimulating further traffic and demand, and we hope that it continues to play a key role in the economies and societies that it serves in the years to come.”