EMIRATES AIRLINE MAKES AVIATION HISTORY AT NEW YORKS JFK AIRPORT WITH ARRIVAL OF FIRST SCHEDULED AIRBUS A380 SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES
State-of-the-Art Aircraft Features Two Flight Decks, Private First Class Suites, Two First Class Shower Spas, Onboard Lounge and More
With the company's president, Tim Clark, on the inaugural flight, Emirates Airline will make history when its Airbus A380 lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport at approximately 4:45 p.m. today. This will be the first commercial A380 'superjumbo' jet to fly on American soil. The 12.5-hour flight took off at 11:00 a.m. Dubai time with 489 passengers and 24 cabin crew on board.
The A380 is the world's only twin-deck, four-aisle airliner, offering the widest cabin of any aircraft. The aircraft's floor area is 49 percent bigger and has 35 percent more seats than its closest rival. It towers at 79 feet, 7 inches high with a wing span of 261 feet, 8 inches.
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