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An Emirates A380 lands in London (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Emirates to Receive Last A380s in November As Production Ends

Dubai-based Emirates announced on Wednesday its intention to receive the final three of its Airbus A380s in November of this year, putting an end to Airbus's 14-year run building the iconic double-decker aircraft. The three aircraft were originally planned to be delivered to the carrier by June 2022. However the aircraft will now be added to the fleet nearly a year beforehand. “We’ve come to an agreement with Airbus to bring forward the delivery of our remaining A380 orders and…

Emirates Retires Its First A380

On Tuesday, Emirates officially retired its first A380 jumbo jet. The aircraft, registered as A6-EDB, has been in Emirates’ fleet for 12 years and completed its final flight on Oct. 27. While this retirement is not a direct causality of the COVID-19 pandemic, the once-reverenced "Eighth Wonder" is slowly withdrawing…

Dubai International Airport During Sunrise: A Drive Around the Airfield

Dubai International (DXB) has always had a special place in my heart. Some of my first memories as a child have taken place while flying through Dubai. But back then, it was a completely different airport. In 2016 alone more than 83 million people flew through Dubai International (DXB) to…

Photo Gallery: A Behind-the-Scenes Look Inside Dubai International Airport

Servicing more than 83 million people in 2016, and with access to over 240 destinations worldwide, Dubai International Airport has quickly grown to become one of the most high-profile airports in the world. When Dubai International opened its doors in 1960 not many would have expected this airport in the…