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Emirates firms up its order for 20 additional Airbus A380s + 16 options

Emirates' 2nd "United for Wildlife" A380 logo jet

Emirates and Airbus firmed up an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and signed a contract for the 20 additional A380s with a further 16 options to be confirmed at a later date. The total agreement for 36 aircraft is valued at $16 billion (US) based on latest list prices. Deliveries are to start as early as 2020.

The agreement was signed at the World Government Summit by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group; and Mikail Houari, Airbus President for Africa and Middle East. 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 were also present.

Copyright Photo: Emirates Airline Airbus A380-861 A6-EDG (msn 023) (United for Wildlife) LHR (SPA). Image: 930841.

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Bangkok Air’s “United for Wildlife” commitment and logo jet

Bangkok Air's 2017 "United for Wildlife" livery

Bangkok Air (Bangkok Airways) (Bangkok) is commited to stopping illegal wildlife trade. The airline unveiled this logo jet in November 2017 to underscore its commitment.

The airline made this statement:

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited led by Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President has singed the United for Wildlife Transport Industry Declaration supported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at Dublin, Ireland.

The Declaration aims to raise awareness to stop wildlife trade and educate passengers, stakeholders as well as staffs about the consequences of illegal wildlife trade and spotting smugglers in the act focusing on the illegal wildlife such as African elephants, rhinos, some big cats and pangolins.

Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways said, “We are pleased to be part of this initiative that recognizes the need to protect endangered species from illegal trade and transportation. Numbers of carriers as in Aviation industry are aware of this serious issue and commits a wide range of measures designed to prevent the movement of illegal wildlife and wildlife products.”

“As one of the leading regional airline, serving customers around the world, we acknowledge our responsibility to the society, to the community and to the environment; therefore we have a strict policy in trafficking of illegal wildlife and wildlife products for carriage on board Bangkok Airways.” Mr. Puttipong added.

Bangkok Airways also  plans to integrate CSR projects to lessen the impact on the climate and the environment such as  “Carbon Footprint for Organization” campaign to promote the importance of Greenhouse gas control on a daily basis for organization and  “Love Earth, Save Earth” campaign to encourage students and local people to preserve the natural resources and environment.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Bangkok Air and UFW): Bangkok Air (Bangkok Airways) A320-232 HS-PPH (msn 2783) (United for Wildlife) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940586.

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Emirates to bring the Airbus A380 to Washington Dulles, will go double daily to Los Angeles

Side view of "United for Wildlife"

Emirates (Dubai) is planning to introduce the Airbus A380 on the daily Dubai – Washington (Dulles) route starting on March 27, replacing the current Boeing 777-300 ER per Airline Route.

In other news, Emirates also announced that it plans to launch a second daily service from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday July 1, 2016.

The second Los Angeles flight will be operated with an Emirates’ Airbus A380-800 aircraft in a 3-class configuration with 14 private suites in First class, 76 seats in Business class and 401 seats in Economy class.

The new service, flight EK217, will depart Dubai at 3:00 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 8:00 p.m.

The return flight, EK218, will depart Los Angeles at 10:30pm. and arrive in Dubai approximately 16 hours later at 1:30 a.m. The new service will supplement the current EK215 Airbus A380-800 flight departing Dubai at 8:55 a.m. and landing in Los Angeles at 1:55 p.m. The existing return flight, EK 216, departs LAX 4:45 p.m. and arrives in Dubai 7:35 p.m. the following day.

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A380-861 A6-EEI (msn 123) in the “United for Wildlife” special scheme visited Munich.

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