With the rapid expansion of the Emirates network in the early 2000s aircraft manufacturers
were unable to deliver new models quickly enough to satisfy demand. However Boeing
were able to offer eight former Singapore Airlines Airbus A340-
On 9 April 2004, less than two months after being delivered to Emirates, Airbus A340-
Always somewhat of an anomaly within the Emirates fleet due to their Singapore Airlines
interior fittings the A340-
The aircraft see service on routes within the Middle East but also serve some European destinations and work into Africa and China.
As a non standard type the A340-