Etihad Airways celebrates the delivery of its 10th A380

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Published May 25th, 2017 - 06:35 GMT
Etihad Airways and Airbus employees celebrate the handover of the airline’s 10th and final Airbus A380 at Hamburg Finkenwerder.
Etihad Airways and Airbus employees celebrate the handover of the airline’s 10th and final Airbus A380 at Hamburg Finkenwerder.

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380.

Employees from Etihad Airways and Airbus gathered at the European plane-maker’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant in Germany, where the aircraft was officially handed over to the UAE national airline before commencing its delivery flight to Abu Dhabi.

The airline’s award-winning double-decker A380s are the most customised aircraft of their kind in commercial service and feature unique innovations such as The Residence - a three-room living space for up to two guests, including a living room, a private shower-room, and a bedroom. The aircraft also boasts nine First Apartments, 70 Business Studios, a Lobby Lounge, and 415 Economy Smart Seats.

Etihad Airways operates its fleet of Airbus A380s on flights from the UAE capital to London, Sydney, New York, and from 1 July, Paris.  

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Etihad Airways

As an airline, Etihad has come a long way in a short time – just like its home Abu Dhabi. 

The airline was established by Royal (Emiri) Decree in July 2003 and is wholly owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi with a mandate to operate safely, commercially and profitably.

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