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Emirates declares war on the world’s flag carriers with order for 32 more A380s


If anyone was wondering where Emirates was planning to place its 58 A380s, it was obviously not CEO, Tim Clark. Yesterday at the Berlin Airshow the astonishing airline made another firm orders for 32 of the mega-jumbo. This takes to 90 the number of A380s to Emirates' account. The vast size of the order, the largest in aviation history, is dramatic in its direct challenge to the old airline industry. But it also carries with it equally massive indirect implications. [938 words]

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  • Emirates’ aircraft in service and on order: as at Jun-2010
  • Emirates’ A380 delivery dates (pre latest order): Jul-2010 to Jul-2016
  • Emirates delivery dates all aircraft (pre latest order): Jul-2010 to Jul-2016
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