An Emirates A380 in Dubai (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

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 from the skies as airlines struggle to fill its seats to capacity. A6-EDB’s History and Final Flight A6-EDB was the thirteenth A380 built by Airbus and took its first flight…