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Emirates and the A380

The A380 is somewhat of an enigma.  While it is the solution to congested airports, and is well preferred by passengers in survey after survey, it has not sold particularly well.  Only one carrier, Emirates, seems to understand how to make money with the A380, which...

Emirates News Dominates Dubai Air Show

Emirates, as is customary, places orders and makes headlines at the Dubai Air Show. This year is no exception, as the carrier has ordered 40 Boeing 787-10s, and is demanding a production guarantee for the next decade from Airbus prior to ordering additional A380s....

Premium #248 – Is the Qantas A380vs 787-9 Math Upside Down?

Last Week, Qantas Chairman Alan Joyce indicated that two 787-9 aircraft were cheaper to operate than one A380.  (CNN's Jon Ostrower on Twitter: "Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says two 787-9s carry the same number of passengers as an A380, but two 787 flights are “a bit...

Hi Fly talks about their A380 plans

Dr. Paulo Mirpuri, president, and CEO of Hi-Fly in Lisbon discusses his company's bold step in acquiring two ex-Singapore Airlines A380s. These aircraft will be deployed as wet leases to Hi Fly clients. He also explains how this move actually helps other airlines that...