More than a decade after its maiden flight, the Airbus A380 superjumbo remains a major point of interest and curiosity for passengers and airline industry insiders alike.
As impressive and attention grabbing as the aircraft may be, it hasn’t had the same paradigm-shifting effect that the Boeing 747 had upon its debut decades earlier.
Most of the airlines around the world who either operate the A380 or are thinking about investing in the plane have struggled to figure out a way to maximize its revenue generating potential.
As a result, Airbus has struggled mightily over the past few years to find new customers for its flagship airliner.
However, the double-decker jet has no bigger supporter than Emirates Airlines.
Of the 319 orders Airbus has won for the super jumbo, 140 of them have come from the Dubai-based airline. In comparison, Singapore Airlines has the second largest order with 24 A380s. More info