The world’s largest fleet of wide-bodied aircraft, the A380, should be fully airborne again as soon as possible in view of the increasing number of passengers. This was announced by the head of the Emirates airline, Tim Clark, on Wednesday in Berlin on the sidelines of the ILA air show.
Accordingly, 65 to 70 of the 119 operational Emirates examples of the world’s largest passenger aircraft are currently flying. The remaining planes are scheduled to be activated once crews are trained, Clark said. “We’ll get her back as soon as we can.”
“The bottleneck is our training capacities.” 40 to 50 pilots still have to be trained, as well as cabin crews. It is about the highest standard of security. “We don’t make any compromises.”
Lufthansa is also considering returning its mothballed A380 in view of the strong demand for tickets. The decision on this should be made in the summer.
Emirates is also presenting its A380 at the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Schönefeld. Emirates has been trying for years to get additional landing rights so that it can also fly to BER in Germany.