As Airbus wraps up production, Emirates has charted out the delivery schedule for the last A380s. After taking delivery of three A380s last December, the airline will take two in 2021, and the final three in 2022. The Last Ever A380 will reach Emirates in May 2022.
Nearly 16 years after the world’s largest passenger airliner first took to the skies, the last ever Airbus A380 superjumbo has completed its first flight.
At lunchtime on March 17, the final A380 to be assembled took off from Airbus’ Jean-Luc Lagardere plant, a purpose-built facility at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southern France.
The Airbus A380 was developed at a cost of $25 billion and, with a capacity of up to 853 passengers, it’s the largest mass-produced civil airliner in history.
The superjumbo’s first delivery was to Singapore Airlines in 2007, and since then close to 250 A380s have rolled off the line in Toulouse.
Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB, ICAO: OMDB)
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