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Article from BTNews 8 SEPTEMBER 2014

Emirates at 50

Dubai to Frankfurt is now an Emirates A380 route and brings to 30 the points served by the airline’s giant aeroplanes. 

The 50th, of 90 on order, was used for the inaugural service last week.

Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates, arrived on the launch flight, commenting: 

“Deploying larger capacity aircraft like the A380 is fundamental to helping us meet growing passenger demand between this dynamic economic region and the evolving economies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, through efficient connections via our Dubai hub.  The positive effects of more inbound tourism from the Middle East, Gulf and Asia-Pacific regions into Frankfurt will also be demonstrated with the arrival of the A380, based on our experience when we introduced the aircraft to Munich,” said Antinori.

Dr Stefan Schulte, Chairman of Frankfurt Airport, said: “Emirates’ decision to upgrade one of its three daily flights from Frankfurt with an A380 service represents another milestone for Frankfurt Airport.  We were amongst the very first airports ever to be ready for the Airbus A380.  The operation of the latest generation of wide-bodied aircraft at our airport further strengthens our role as international air traffic hub.  We thank Emirates for the long-standing partnership and look forward to daily welcome the airline’s flagship at Frankfurt."   www.emirates.com

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