Airbus will deliver to the airline company the last airplanes-giants A380 earlier than expected
European manufacturer of the airplanes Airbus will deliver the last three giant airplanes A380 ahead of time. In November the airplanes will be delivered by the company to airline company Emirates from Dubai. Initial agreements specified delivery of two-deck airplanes in June 2022, however the parties decided to complete contractual obligations in advance.
In November after delivering three airplanes the Emirates fleet will have 188 airplanes A380. The airline company is the biggest operator of the airplanes of this type in the world. It intends to use them in the next two decades.
Airbus decided to close A380 program back in 2019 because of lack of new orders for this model. The last airplane company has constructed in March 2021 and sent it to the cabins’ installation against Emirates’ order.
These airplanes due to its’ dimensions were called palaces with the wings. A380 has two full-fledge decks and may transport for one flight up to 853 passengers.
However, airline companies usually staked on luxury and accommodated less seats at the expense of premium cabins. For instance, Emirates has installed on the giant airplanes first class cabins, two full-fledged bathrooms with shower and bar counter.
A380 lost to the airplanes of smaller size that had two engines and could flight to similar distances. To fill the cabins of A380 fully was difficult because of their capacity but expenses for carrying passengers were higher due to presence in the airplane of four and not two engines.
As result the market of long-haul flights gained other models – 777 and 787 from Boeing and A330neo and A350 from Airbus. All these models are equipped only with two engines.