Emirates Airlines has announced, that it will start A380-operations to Hamburg Airport, starting October 29, 2018. Then, all Emirates´ German destinations will be served by the Superjumbo.
Emirates and Airbus firmed up an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and signed a contract for the 20 additional A380s with a further 16 options to be confirmed at a later date.
Boeing and the Gulf Carrier Emirates announced a commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The deal, including airplanes and related equipment, is valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices.
On November 3, 2017 Airbus delivered the delivery of the 100th A380 to Emirates. Emirates is the world’s largest operator of A380 aircraft. The official ceremony at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg was officiated by Chief Executive and Emirates Chairman Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum. He called the delivery a “tremendous moment for Emirates, Airbus and the many partners involved in the A380 program”.
On October 10, 2017, the freight carriers Cargolux and Emirates SkyCargo have announced plans to work together within a codesharing partnership for air cargo transportation. According to the official press release of Emirates SkyCargo “The agreement was signed in Dubai by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Richard Forson, President & CEO Cargolux Airlines in the presence of François Bausch, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxembourg”.