Emirates initially ordered eight Airbus A340-
The aircraft were the first in the fleet to be fitted with the airline’s signature
First Class Suites. Business Class also saw a quantum leap from the airline’s previous
offerings with a lie-
Emirates were the first airline to operate the Airbus A340-
On 4 February 2004 a further four aircraft were ordered bringing the fleet up to ten units.
Although the A340-
On 20 March 2009 Airbus A340-
On June 19 2009 the aircraft departed Melbourne for an unpressurised flight at a
maximum of 10,000 feet routing Melbourne -
The type’s association with the Australia and New Zealand routes ended with final departures back to Dubai on 1 January 2011 with these passing to a Boeing 777/Airbus A380 mix.
Currently the A340-