After enjoying 10 years of operating the A380, Emirates Airline continues to delight global travelers. Since its first flight from Dubai to New York on August 1, 2008, the Emirates A380 has carried more than 105 million passengers for more than 1.5 billion on 115,000 flights, equivalent to 39,000 trips around the world. There are two schools of thought about Emirates success over the last 10 years—is it Emirates culture of service excellence founded in its Middle Eastern roots that has caused Emirates such success, or the actual A380 aircraft which is literally a spectacle in the skies? Having traveled the New York to Dubai route, Dubai to Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale to Dubai has had her fair share of experience flying with Emirates and on the A380. The A380, a double-decker, wide-body, four-engine jet manufactured by Airbus, is the world’s largest commercial aircraft flying today, with the capacity to carry more than 500 passengers in unquestionable comfort. Rarely has a passenger flown with Emirates on the A380 and not found it a most memorable, luxurious and comfortable trip.

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the A380, with 104 airplanes flying 49 routes on six continents with more than 80 daily departures from Dubai, the airline’s natural hub. And, Emirates currently has many more A380’s under contract. Emirates has 1,500 pilots and over 20,000 cabin crew members specially trained to operate the A380.

Regardless of whether you fly first class or economy, the Emirates A380 experience has been a game-changer in the friendly skies. Emirates loyalists have come to expect a higher standard of in-flight comfort, notwithstanding it multi-award-winning in-flight entertainment system, ice, which offers more choice and quality with more than 3,500 channels. Even in economy class, seats feature the widest individual in-seat screens of any airline in the world. Emirates brought its own customization to the A380 table with higher ceilings, mood lighting as well as its signature elements such as the OnBoard Lounge, a community area where jet-setters meet to enjoy a snack in a magnificent environment.


The Emirate First Class experience on the A380 provides passengers with thoughtful touches of luxury and a level of privacy from in its more than 1,400 First Class suites complete with sliding doors and ambient lighting. The renowned shower spa has become a defining premium feature. Preparing for your arrival with Emirates selection of Bulgari toiletries and signature organic seaweed, complete your pampering with a detoxifying fresh juice. Business Class enjoys flat-bed seats while Economy has extra room and in-flight Wi-Fi throughout the aircraft.

Emirates is available to customers worldwide with Cash Back up to 1% in most regions. Visit frequently with a selection of special offers and featured routes. And, if you’re ever in Dubai, check out the Emirates Terminal 3 for among the world’s greatest duty-free shopping.


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