Emirates has announced that it will receive three more A380 aircraft from Airbus this year, with its last unit on order scheduled to join its fleet in November 2021. This brings forward the original delivery timeline from June 2022.

All three new A380s to be delivered will be fitted out with Emirates’ Premium Economy cabin as well as its latest A380 cabin interiors. Signature features will include private suites and Shower Spas in First Class, the Onboard Lounge, fully flat seats in Business Class, and seatback screens for customers in all cabins to enjoy the airline’s extensive selection of entertainment content on ice.

The three additional deliveries will bring Emirates’ total fleet of A380s to 118 units in November, including 6 aircraft equipped with Premium Economy seats in a 4-class configuration.

Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said, “We’ve come to an agreement with Airbus to bring forward the delivery of our remaining A380 orders and have secured financing for these units. These new aircraft will also add more highly sought-after Premium Economy seats into our inventory, as we prepare to fully launch this cabin product in the coming months.”

As travel restrictions ease with the global roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, Emirates will have reinstated its A380 operations on over a dozen popular routes by October this year. These are routes between Dubai and Amman, Cairo, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mauritius, Moscow, Munich, New York JFK, Paris, Toronto, Vienna, Washington DC, and Zurich.

Emirates’ 4-class A380s are currently operating on its London Heathrow and Paris Charles De Gaulle routes. The luxurious Emirates Premium Economy seats with generous leg room, are currently offered as spot upgrades for valued customers on a discretionary basis. All other signature Emirates A380 First, Business and Economy cabins are available for reservation on or via travel agents.