Emirates’ 46th and 47th Airbus A380 aircraft have arrived in Dubai, the same day the airline released its new digital campaign featuring a light-hearted moment between Pelé and Ronaldo in the Onboard Lounge of an Emirates A380.
Emirates’ new A380s — coded EEU and EET — are already in active service. — Supplied photo
Both players are now global ambassadors for Emirates, an official Fifa worldwide partner, with the announcement that Cristiano Ronaldo was joining the airline’s ambassadorial ranks made at a press conference in Madrid on Friday.
The two new A380s — coded EEU and EET — are already in active service, having completed their first flights on Emirates’ Bangkok and Melbourne routes, respectively. Six years after Emirates introduced its first A380 into service, the airline’s A380 onboard experience has firmly established itself as the benchmark as reflected in its tremendous popularity with travellers.
The A380 Onboard Lounge in particular, continues to be talked about around the world.
Meanwhile, Emirates on Sunday launched its A380 service to Gatwick, representing a 15 per cent capacity boost for the UK’s South East. Emirates was the first carrier to operate an all-A380 service out of Heathrow and is now the first to lead the service out of Gatwick — the same airport from which Emirates flew its inaugural UK flight 26 years ago.
Hubert Frach, Emirates divisional senior vice-president for Commercial Operations West, said: “Six years after launch the Emirates A380 is still a customer magnet. Airports the world over are eager to have the Emirates A380 on their roster and today’s launch to London Gatwick is representative of that demand.”
In order to become A380-compliant, London Gatwick has invested £6.4 million in new facilities, including the widening of three runway rapid exit taxiways and modifications to taxiways between the runway and the stand.
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