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Emirates displays flagship A380 and trainer jet together

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Emirates is set for its largest participation yet at the Bahrain International Airshow (BIA) at the 2018 edition next week, showcasing its 100th A380 as well as a twin-jet Embraer Phenom 100EV from the Emirates Flight Training Academy/

The A380, emblazoned with a HH Sheikh Zayed decal as a tribute to the late founding father of the UAE, is the latest generation double-decker, including Emirates’ refreshed OnBoard Lounge.

Emirates flies A380s daily from Auckland to Dubai non-stop, as well as from Christchurch to Dubai via Sydney. Among onward destinations served by A380s are London Heathrow and Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Rome, Milan, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Moscow, Prague, Vienna, Zurich, Casablanca and Nice.

Anticipated to be popular with aviation enthusiasts as well as the general public visiting the Bahrain International Airshow, the Emirates A380 on display will feature 14 luxurious First Class suites, 76 flatbed seats in Business Class and 429 spacious seats in Economy Class, as well the refreshed Emirates’ OnBoard Lounge. Since the new OnBoard Lounge went into service in August 2017, it has wowed customers with more seating options, mood lighting, modern finishes, and other technological features.

Emirates is the largest operator of the A380, flying this popular aircraft to 50 destinations around the world. The airline currently has 105 A380s in service and has a further 57 on order.

The Emirates Flight Training Academy, which will display the Embraer twin-jet trainer, was inaugurated one year ago at the Dubai Airshow and is a state-of-the-art facility that was developed by Emirates to meet the global aviation industry’s requirement for skilled commercial pilots. The Academy provides advanced learning technologies and training aircraft that provide opportunities for training cadets to develop and sharpen their flying knowledge and skills.

Emirates has been flying to Bahrain since 2000 and serves the kingdom with four daily flights, and has deployed its iconic A380 to the destination on a number of occasions.

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