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