Emirates has welcomed MSN A6-EVL, its 116th A380 as the first of three A380 double deckers to join its fleet in 2020.
The aircraft arrived in Dubai on December 5, powered by a blend of conventional jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel, sais a press release.
Emirates is scheduled to receive two more A380 aircraft later this month, one of which will feature its long-awaited signature Premium Economy product.
Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said, "The A380 has been a success story for Emirates, and this is reflected in the strong customer interest wherever we've deployed the aircraft over the years. We look forward to introducing our Premium Economy experience on which will make its debut on an A380 in the coming months, and we will continue to invest in our world-class A380 product experience. The A380 will remain our flagship for the next decade, and we will re-deploy it on more routes as travel demand returns."
Since its entry into the Emirates fleet 12 years ago, the A380 has been the airline's flagship and a customer favourite providing an unmatched travel experience. Emirates A380s are best known for their signature elements such as A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa.
The A380 currently flies to Cairo, Amman, Paris, London, Guangzhou, Manchester and Moscow and recently services have been ramped up to four daily A380s on London Heathrow and daily flights to Moscow.
The double-decker is also demonstrating its versatility by being utilised as a 'mini-freighter' on select cargo charter operations to transport urgently required cargo across the Emirates network.
The delivery flight for the newest member of the Emirates fleet was powered by a blend of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This is the first time the airline is using sustainable aviation fuel to power an A380 and the biofuel was produced from used cooking oil in Finland.
Emirates will start flying to Dhaka from December 14 twice a day to enhance its operation.