Emirates: global economic crisis forces A380 deployment rethink

The A380 has only been with Emirates’ fleet for barely half a year, but the global economic downturn has now forced the carrier to adjust the deployment plan for its 489-seat superjumbo. Emirates has decided to pull the A380 from Dubai-New York JFK operations, (the launch route for the type with Emirates), due to a slowdown in passenger traffic, despite the city being a key market and notorious for capacity constraints, which the aircraft was supposed to combat.

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