Here’s Emirates’ A380 Sales Pitch To Other Airlines

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    Yesterday I wrote a post about Airbus possibly discontinuing the production of the A380. The plane just hasn't gotten much traction lately, and Airbus hasn't received a single new order for the plane this year. Next year they'll have to make a decision about the future of the plane -- in 2018 (once the current orders are fulfilled), should they scrap the project, or should they invest a few billion dollars into further improving the concept, in hopes of selling more of them to the airlines? One thing that's fascinating is just how much of a fan Emirates is of the A380. It's normal for airlines to prefer one aircraft over another, though Emirates' CEO Tim Clark loves the plane so much that he has basically been going on roadshows with Airbus trying to sell it to other airlines. Of course he's not doing this out of the kindness of his heart, but rather because Emirates benefits from this plane more than any other airline, and has incredible purchasing power with Airbus. He's miffed at the thought of the aircraft being discontinued, because it's a core part of the Emirates business model. The post Here’s Emirates’ A380 Sales Pitch To Other Airlines appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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