Emirates on Tuesday celebrated its new milestone of 100th A380 Airbus aircraft to its fleet at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery center Hamburg.
Emirates Chairman and CEO, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed presided the ceremony, along with him there were other key echelons who attended the ceremony including President Emirates Airlines, Sir Tim Clark, Airbus CEO, Tom Enders, Rolls Royce director customer services, Dominic Horwood, UAE Ambassador to Germany, Ali Al Ahmed and Senator for Economy, Transport and Innovation of the free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Frank Horch.
While speaking to the gathering Sheikh Ahmed said, “This is the moment for Emirates to celebrate and for Airbus and our many partners involved in A380 programme.”
Without any doubt, A380 has been a success, it has a positive impact on aerospace manufacturing, it is supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs and stimulating innovation and product development in diverse areas including ground handling, airport facilities, catering, cabin products and others, said Sheikh Ahmed.
The aircraft A380 has elevated the flying experience of our customers to the next level, the aircraft itself is a landmark in engineering. Being the world’s largest commercial passenger jet, our flight crew loves to fly it and our customers love to fly in it, he added.
For Emirates A380 has been proven a success as well, every time we deploy A380 to a route, it increases passenger demand and traffic to that route. We will keep working with Airbus in order to further enhance our customer experience, we are also looking forward to receiving our remaining 42 aircrafts from Airbus, said Sheikh Ahmed.