July 10, 2014: A major milestone for the A380 programme, Emirates and Airbus today celebrated in Hamburg, Germany the delivery of the 50th A380 for the Dubai-based airline. It is the 136th A380 which has been delivered in total.
For the ferry flight from Hamburg to Dubai, the aircraft was loaded with 41 tonnes of relief goods. This is the biggest amount which has ever been transported on a single flight organised by the Airbus Corporate Foundation.
The goods will be deployed in cooperation with ACF (Action Contre la Faim) to a UN Humanitarian Response Depot in Dubai.
Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said: "Emirates has seen tremendous organic growth in the past four years, probably the fastest of any airline in history. We've literally added capacity equivalent to what some mid-sized airlines operate, but more significantly, we have maintained high seat loads and profitability.
"This speaks to the strength of our world-class product, and also our business model which is based on an efficient global hub that connects Dubai to the world, and almost any twocities in the world via Dubai."
Following delivery of their first A380 in July 2008, Emirates took delivery of their 25th A380 in October 2012. By the end of this year, the number of destinations served by an Emirates A380 will increase to 33, with the addition of Kuwait on 16th July, Mumbai on 21st July, Frankfurt from 1st September, Dallas from 1st October, San Francisco from 1st December and Houston from 3rd December.