First Airbus A380 Delivered to Emirates Airlines

First Airbus A380 delivery to Emirates Airlines (c by Airbus)
First Airbus A380 delivery to Emirates Airlines (c by Airbus)

The first of many Airbus A380 SuperJumbos has been delivered to Emirates a few minutes ago. Emirates will start flying this aircraft to New York in just a few days (see our earlier post) and will receive many more in the coming years. Currently Emirates has 58 Airbus A380’s on order, which is by far the largest order from any airlines of the world for this type of Aircraft.

The first Emirates A380 has the following seating arrangement:

Besides all the brand new seats across the three classes, and the first class suites equipped with electrically assisted sliding doors and massaging, full lie-flat beds (seats), the A380 will have very impressive commons areas, such as a lounge bar at the rear-of the upper deck (where First and Business class seats are located) and a luxury-hotel like bathroom in First class (with two showers available). The “Shower Spas” can be attended upon contacting the purser to make an appointment. The dedicated Shower assistants will prepare the Shower Spa prior to each appointment! Even though the bar has been planned before, the Showers seem like a brand new (and very nice) idea!

Emirates A380 Bar (c by Airbus)

Emirates A380 Bar (c by Airbus)

Detail of Emirates First Class Lavatory (c by Airbus)

Detail of Emirates First Class Lavatory (c by Airbus)


Shower on the Emirates A380 (c by Emirates)

Shower on the Emirates A380 (c by Emirates)

The Emirates A380 is the first to use the GP7200 engines (Singapore Airlines – the so far only operator of the superjumbo – has been using Rolls Royce power).

The plane will be flying the inaugural flight between Dubai and New York JFK on August 1 and 2, while it will enroll into normal service starting August 8, 2008. Emirates expects to receive 4 more of the aircraft this year.

by balint01

13 Responses to “First Airbus A380 Delivered to Emirates Airlines”

  1. 1 Farzand July 29, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Wow!!! Congrats!!! to Emirates on receiving the first of the many Airbus 380 to receive

  2. 2 Fakhruddin Bandukwala August 2, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Cogratulation Emirates , looking forward to travel on your new airbus 380 in near future.

  3. 3 feeweme October 14, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Занимаюсь дизайном и хочу попросить автора отправить шаьлончик на мой мыил) Готов заплатить…

  4. 4 szafi October 15, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Hi feeweme, if we understand it correctly, you are looking for the design theme we are working with. It is actually a free template built in at, you can find it yourself on the dashboard after registering.

  5. 5 balint01 October 15, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Hi feeweme, but as you asked for any monetary deals, if in exchange for the above information you buy us a beer when we are next time in Moscow, we have a deal! 🙂

  6. 6 balint01 October 29, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    On 24OCT2008, the second A380 has been delivered to Emirates as well (its 122nd aircraft in its fleet). This plane will also be deployed on the Dubai-New York JFK route for now.

  7. 7 MISBAH November 21, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    good airline the world

  8. 8 SPS jolly August 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    many many hewartiest congaratulation by adding new airbus though i have travelled once in emirates now i in future will in emirates only

  9. 9 Bobby at Kennedy October 20, 2012 at 2:09 am

    I have been on the first airbus about 40 times As an employee it feels great looking out the window when it lands and just watching the other airlines watch in shock as this big baby comes into the ramp area. Thank you Airbus !

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