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Nilgiri

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But there's no airline using A380's when traveling from ME to Pakistan (for obv reasons) :(
Treat yourself at some point to a holiday in Thailand/Malaysia/Singapore etc. You will probably end up paying the same airfare (to Pakistan) but be travelling twice the distance because of economies of scale on those routes (dubai to ASEAN)...and incorporate A380 easily with a little research/verification beforehand.
 

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I think Middle East is only real viable market for the giant passenger carriers nowadays....because of the large airport hubs there sitting far enough from most of the biggest population/economic centres in the world (thus transit stop+short tourist stop model makes more sense than say in NA, Europe and East Asia where turnaround bottom dollar rules). Literally its kind of marketing overcapacity with more overcapacity....and it sort of works in free market (esp in niche) if you strike the right combo.
Oh, there's more to it than that.

Flying out of India or back into India, I used to fly business class to Dubai/Muscat/Kuwait and then change to economy to save money. That was to avoid the complete mayhem in economy flights straight out of India or into India.

On the eastward leg, it was Singapore for a change-over (Bangkok on one occasion).

Flying straight to Frankfurt or Heath Row was always a problem and I would land cross and in a bad mood.
 

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Emirates Confirms $16bn Deal For 36 A380s
The agreement follows the initial Memorandum of Understanding that was previously announced in January 2018
By Alexander Pieri
12 February 2018

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HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates airline and Group signed the agreement today with Mikail Houari, President Airbus Africa Middle East, at the World Government Summit in Dubai, in the presence of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France.

Amongst the numerous announcements being made on the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai, Emirates has inked a contract with Airbus for 20 additional A380 aircraft and 16 options with deliveries set to begin as early as 2020.

Valued at $16bn as per the latest list prices, the agreement follows the initial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed by Emirates and Airbus back in January 2018.

The agreement was signed by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group; and Mikail Houari, President Airbus Africa Middle East.

The signing was held in the presence of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai; and Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France.

Commenting on the agreement, Sheikh Ahmed said: “This agreement underscores our commitment to the A380 programme, providing stability to the A380 production line and supporting tens of thousands of high-value jobs across the aviation supply chain.
“For Emirates, the A380 has been a successful aircraft for our customers, our operations, and our brand. We look forward to continue working with Airbus to further enhance the aircraft and onboard product.”

Currently, the airline’s A380 fleet stands at a 101 aircraft with a current backlog for additional 41 A380s still to come. The new order will expand the fleet to a total of 178 A380, reportedly worth $60bn.

Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President Commercial Aircraft and Chief Operating Officer, shared: “We thank Emirates, HH Sheikh Ahmed, Tim Clark and Adel Al-Redha for their continued confidence in the A380, which has so successfully transformed air travel in the 21st century.
“This latest agreement further demonstrates the strength of our valued partnership with Emirates in support of their impressive growth.”

In addition to firming up the A380 order, Sheikh Ahmed and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe also took the opportunity to discuss potentiality of expanding air services between UAE and France.

https://www.aviationbusinessme.com/aviation-services/aircraft-production/2018/feb/12/452748
 

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not a single Airbus A380 has been purchased from India with India among top 10 economies.

China has 819 billionaires and China has 6 A380s only.
 

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not a single Airbus A380 has been purchased from India with India among top 10 economies.

China has 819 billionaires and China has 6 A380s only.
Is there any country which has slums like India and have purchased A 380?

Go figure.
 

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Is there any country which has slums like India and have purchased A 380?Go figure.
Airbus A380 has a huge market from China for 10 years. The biggest international airport under construction in India will be operational after 8 to 10 years. The international airport buildings in Delhi vibrate when Boeing 747 takesoff from the airport
 

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Airbus to Ask Airlines to Check Wings of A380s for Cracks
By Marthe Fourcade
July 9, 2019
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An Airbus A380.
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Airbus SE will ask airlines operating 25 of its older A380 planes to inspect their wings for possible cracks, a problem that’s arisen in the past on the double-decker aircraft.

Some fissures were found on planes in service, a condition that could reduce the wings’ structural integrity if not corrected, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency said Friday. The regulator is proposing an airworthiness directive related to the matter.

A wing-crack debacle seven years ago cost Airbus millions of euros in repair and service costs, only one of the issues that plagued the world’s biggest passenger plane. Airbus said in February it would stop making the iconic double-decker.

The planemaker’s shares fell 0.3% to 123.52 euros by 10:21 a.m. in Paris trading. The stock has advanced 47% so far this year.

Airlines must use ultrasonic testing methods for the inspections and if any cracks are detected alert Airbus for repair instructions before the plane’s next planned flight, according to the EASA’s directive.

 

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