Record Five New Aircraft Join Emirates in December

Emirates has announced its fleet will expand by five aircraft in the month of December as the carrier adds three new A380s and two new Boeing 777s.  One A380 and one Boeing 777 joined the network in the first weekend of December and the remaining three will join throughout the month.
The airline is already the largest operator of the two aircraft types and the new additions to the fleet will mark the arrival of Emirates 118th and 119th Boeing aircraft and its 28th to 30th A380s.  The airline adds two more destinations in December; Lyon, France and Phuket, Thailand.  In addition, service to Warsaw, Poland, and Algiers, Algeria, begin in the first quarter of 2013.
“Adding a single new aircraft into the fleet, for any airline, requires careful planning and good logistical support,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates Executive Vice-President of Engineering and Operations.  “However, adding five new aircraft over the course of one month is a true achievement.  Notwithstanding the precise planning that takes place in inducting these aircraft into the network, none of this would be possible without our professional team of flight crew, cabin crew, engineering, airport and ground operations personnel.”
“I commend our teams for their commitment and professionalism in providing a seamless transition in taking delivery and the induction of these aircraft into our service; as well as their dedication in ensuring our passengers experience the latest innovation in cabin furnishing and our award-winning service every day, on every flight across our 128 destinations on six continents,” he added.