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Chancellor Angela Merkel Visits Emirates’ A380 at ILA Berlin

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Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is showcasing its Airbus A380 aircraft from 20th May to 25th  May 2014 at the 2014 ILA Berlin Air Show.

The aircraft on display is Emirates’ 48th A380 in its fleet and was delivered directly from Airbus in Hamburg Finkenwerder to the show site, allowing ILA visitors to be among the first guests on-board the brand new double-decker. This is also the 150th A380 to be delivered from Airbus globally.

German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel visited the Emirates A380 display at ILA Berlin. The visit was part of the official opening tour for the airshow.

Emirates was the first airline to order the A380 and is the largest operator of this aircraft. The Emirates A380 currently operates to 27 destinations and has carried over 25 million passengers since 2008.  The Emirates A380 is the largest aircraft displayed this year at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport in Schönefeld. At the last ILA Berlin Air Show in 2012, more than 2,000 visitors toured the Emirates A380 on the first two show days.

 

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Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer greets German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel at the steps of the Emirates A380 display at ILA Berlin. The visit was part of the official opening tour for the airshow. Emirates now has 48 A380s in its fleet, with a further 92 on firm order.

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Alexander Dobrindt, German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is given a tour of the Emirates A380 by Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, and Volker Greiner, Vice President North and Central Europe. The aircraft continues to be a big draw amongst visitors and passengers alike.  Emirates has carried more than 25 million passengers on its double decker A380 to date, serving 27 global destinations.

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