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MSN 272 departs Toulouse for the final time. (Photo: Airbus | J.V. Reymondon)

Airbus Sends Off Last Toulouse-Built A380

The Airbus A380 has departed Toulouse, France, for the final time, 15 years after being unveiled to the world as Airbus' challenge to the Boeing 747. The aircraft, carrying MSN (Manufacturers Serial Number) 272, will eventually be delivered to Emirates. The airframe itself was first spotted back in September 2020 outside the hangers in southern France after several months of being pieced together from components made across Europe. Today saw the double-decker take off from Toulouse-Blanc Airport to conduct its…

Emirates Operates First Flight With Fully Vaccinated Frontline Staff

Emirates has operated its first flight where all staff involved have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The news comes just over a week after Singapore Airlines announced its crew had operated fully-vaccinated flights, which followed on from Emirates' rival Etihad operating its first such flight just days prior. However,…

U.K. Government Bans All Passenger Flights To and From the…

The U.K. government has implemented a ban on travelers from over 30 countries arriving in the U.K. with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) being one of the latest additions to the ‘red list’. Flights from Dubai have been amongst the most frequent to arrive in the U.K. during the coronavirus…

Emirates Offers Vaccination To Its Employees

During the last couple months, the COVID-19 vaccination process has started in several countries around the world. This is the great hope of the air transportation industry to begin short-term recovery. On Monday, Emirates has announced a vaccination program for all its employees in collaboration with the Minister of Health…

Emirates to Deploy A380s in Response to Increased Travel Demand…

Emirates will be operating its Airbus A380 aircraft four times a day to London's Heathrow Airport from Nov. 27 in addition to six times per week to Manchester beginning Dec. 2. The Dubai-based carrier will also deploy additional A380 services to Moscow, increasing the frequency from the current twice weekly,…

Emirates Keeps Hope for Airbus A380 Despite Pandemic

The President of Emirates has said that Emirates will continue with oncoming Airbus A380 orders despite the coronavirus pandemic's impact on travel demand. Tim Clark, who has presided over the airline since 2008, said in an interview with Aviation Business that the aircraft "remain hugely popular with the traveling public,"…

Emirates SkyCargo Adds A380 Cargo Charter Operations

Earlier this week, Emirates SkyCargo announced that it has started utilizing the Airbus A380 for select cargo charter operations. According to the carrier, the dedicated cargo operations using the A380 comes in response to increased demand for air cargo capacity to transport critical goods, such as medical supplies needed as…

Emirates Announces Significantly Impacted Half-Year Financials

The Emirates Group announced its latest half-year financial results with numbers being significantly impacted by the effects of COVID-19. The group, which uses two, six-month financial periods spread across two calendar years, reported losses of 14.1 billion United Arab Emirates Dirham ($3.8 billion).  The airline reported a revenue of just…

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…

Emirates Expands South African Presence With New Interline Agreement With…

Johannesburg-based Airlink and Dubai-based Emirates have formed a new interline agreement that will connect passengers from the United Arab Emirates' capital to over 45 destinations in South Africa and neighboring countries. The new agreement comes after Airlink, a South African regional airline, cut its partnership with South African Airways in…