Emirates placed an order with Airbus for an amount estimated at eleven and a half billion dollars yesterday. The purchase of 32 A380 was signed at the Berlin Air Show.
« Emirates supported the development of the A380 from the earliest days, a project employing tens of thousands of Europe’s best people and today’s increased order, is the best endorsement I can imagine. On behalf of all of us at Airbus, we thank Emirates for their support. The A380 is indeed a remarkable eco-efficient aircraft, a profit generator for airlines and a great flying experience for passengers, » said Tom Enders, Airbus’s CEO.
Emirates – already the 2nd largest airline in the world – is to receive its 10th A380 on June 7, 2010 from the Airbus plant in Hamburg. Photo : G Patkar , wikimedia.org
22:2609/03/2010A passenger jet with some 150 people on board was unable to land at its destination in Leipzig because of the absence of air traffic controllers in the tower, the German Frankfurter Rundshau reported on Tuesday.>>
The Lufthansa’s pilots have suspended their strike meanwhile unions representing French air traffic controllers would have announced – BBC source – a four-day strike, beginning on Tuesday, that would result in hundreds of flights in and out of Paris’ Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports being cancelled if the strike were confirmed.
As far as the British Airways carrier is concerned, cabin crew would have voted in favour of industrial action over pay and conditions. BA passengers could face the risk of several flights being cancelled. However, no date has been mentioned.