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An Emirates A380 at the Dubai Airshow 2013 (Photo provided by A. Doumenjou/Airbus)

Emirates Continues to Rapidly Update Its Fleet

Emirates has announced its plans to retire over 50 airplanes over the next three years as part of a fleet modernization program aimed at reducing the current fleet's average age. The Dubai based carrier will receive 20 Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777-300ERs, which will replace aging aircraft such as the aging 12 Airbus A330s, five Airbus A340s, and nine Boeing 777s next year. The addition of 30 new aircraft will reduce the average age from 16 years down to…

TRIP REPORT: Qatar Airways’ New A380 to London

Flight: QR 003 Route: DOH✈︎ LHR Flight Time: 7:45 a.m. Aircraft: A380-800 Service Class: Economy For all the trip reports about A380s that I have read, I have noticed few about Qatar’s A380. I knew a bit about what to expect since I was flying in economy for this one,…

Etihad Airways Takes Delivery of Their First Airbus A380

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE has taken delivery of their first of ten A380 aircraft, a major milestone in the Abu Dhabi based airline’s ambitious expansion plans. [caption id="attachment_696" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo provided by Etihad[/caption] The new A380 is configured in a four class configuration, featuring a…