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Emirates makes largest A380 order to date: 32 more takes orders to 90

9-Jun-2010 8:58 AM

Emirates Airline ordered (08-Jun-2010) a further 32 A380s from Airbus, taking their total firm orders for the carrier to 90 aircraft and representing the largest single A380 order to date. The carrier stated the order "affirms Emiratesā€™ strategy to become a world leading carrier and to further establish Dubai as a central gateway to worldwide air travel". Following delivery of its first A380 in Jul-2008, Emirates now operates 10 aircraft serving eight international destinations including London Heathrow, Toronto, Paris, Jeddah, Bangkok, Seoul, Sydney and Auckland. The airline expects the list of destinations to increase as more airports become A380 ready. All Emiratesā€™ A380s are powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines and delivered from Hamburg. [more]