Emirates to take delivery of the last 3 Airbus A380 aircraft in November 2021

Emirates, the world’s largest customer of the Airbus A380, has just moved up the timeline for the delivery of their final A380 aircraft, which have already been assembled.

Emirates A380

Emirates A380

Emirates has announced that it will take delivery of three Airbus A380 aircraft by November 2021, bringing forward its original delivery timeline from June 2022. Airbus has already announced the closure of the A380 production, and hence these are the last A380 aircraft that will be delivered ever.

As the aircraft’s largest customer, including these 3 A380 aircraft, Emirates will have 118 A380s in its fleet as of November 2021. Emirates will have the new Premium Economy product in these A380 aircraft as well,  as a part of its latest A380 cabin interiors and signature features including private suites and Shower Spas in First Class, the famous Onboard Lounge, fully flat seats in Business Class, and the industry’s largest seatback screens for customers in all cabins to enjoy the airline’s extensive selection of entertainment content on ice.

a woman standing in a plane

Premium Economy on Emirates Airbus A380 Aircraft

Sir Tim Clark, President at Emirates’, 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.”

Sir Clark has maintained that Emirates will operate the A380 aircraft for the next two decades.

a seat with a pillow and a screen on the back

Emirates’ A380 Business Class has got new finishes as well

As travel restrictions ease with the global roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, come October 2021, Emirates will have reinstated its A380 operations on over a dozen popular 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 comfortable and luxurious cream leather-covered Emirates Premium Economy seats with generous legroom are presently offered as spot upgrades for valued customers on a discretionary basis.


Emirates has moved forward the delivery of their final Airbus A380 aircraft to November 2021, which will also become the last A380 ever delivered to any airline. It is a pity that the A380 production has ended so quickly, just 18 years after the first aircraft came to being, but this marvellous plane was perhaps built for a different era, and too soon.

What is your thought about the A380 production ending so soon?

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  1. I can understand some maintenance issues/differences… cost savings

    But is there any fuel efficiently differences between a 10 or 15 year old a380 and a new one?

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