Emirates Moves to an all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 Fleet
Emirates has retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet making it the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft.
Emirates recently retired A6-EAK from operational service. The aircraft was the last of the 29 Airbus A330 aircraft that had been operating as part of its fleet.
A6-EAK joined Emirates in 2002 and had flown for over 60,000 hours travelling close to 45 million kilometres in 14.5 years. That distance is equivalent to almost 60 return journeys between the Earth and the Moon.
Emirates has also phased out A6-ERN, the last serving Airbus A340 in the fleet which had joined the airline in 2004, originally manufactured in 1999.
By the end of 2016, Emirates will have taken delivery of 36 new aircraft - 20 Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777 including the next generation Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with upgraded business class.
Emirates is currently the largest operator of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft with 85 Airbus A380s and 160 Boeing 777s in its fleet.
Out of the 234 aircraft worth over USD 112 billion that Emirates has in its order book, 150 will be the new Boeing 777X aircraft that will be delivered starting 2020.