Emirates’ A380, the super jumbo aircraft made its grand entry to Delhi’s IGI terminal 3 on Thursday 15th July 2010. The landing of the Emirates’ A380 indicates that the terminal is fully functional and that there would be more A380 flights to Delhi now.
The world’s largest aircraft, Emirates’ A380, popularly titled super jumbo, made its grand entry to Delhi at the brand new gargantuan terminal, T3 amidst warm welcome and humungous excitement. Emirates had flown in around 517 passengers on this Dubai to Delhi flight. At IGI T3 the overwhelmed guests were given traditional water cannon reception in celebration of the super jumbo’s historical first flight to the chic Terminal.True to its reputation for luxury travel at 43,000 ft from the sea level, Emirates provides utmost comfort and pleasure to both business and economy passengers. The first floor of this magnificent 4 storied airline has several first class private suites with electronic doors, and a business class that houses fully-flat seats; and the lower deck of this superb carrier is the economy class with over 400 contoured seats.
Further, Emirates keeps up its bravura image of unparallel luxury provider by extending to its business class passengers the lavish private suites, shower spas and an onboard lounge proffering a wide range of drinks and food and space to relax and socialise.
Apart from these, all passengers have access to its wide array of entertainment facilities such as more than 1,000 channels on-demand, including 200 movies from around the world, 100 television channels, around 500 audio channels and over 100 video games.
Matching with this Royal Jumbo Airbus’ exclusive features are the features of the ultramodern infrastructure of IGI T3 Airport – the Terminal handles around 12,800 pieces of luggage an hour; has some 95 immigration counters, around 97 moving walkways, and 78 departure gates with aerobridges. T3’s modern aerobridges and moving walkways whisked off the passengers from the double-decked mammoth carrier across the immigration desks to the luggage counter at an amazing speed.
Visibly pleased Majid Al Mualla, the senior vice president for West Asia and Indian Ocean, of Emirates said “We brought the A-380 to Delhi to show the importance we attach to the Indian market. We have had a healthy load factor of around 80-85 percent to India”. Given the potential of Indian market, strength of bilateral ties with the UAE and Delhi emerging as a hub it is likely that there would be more Emirates flights to Delhi.
The landing of the Emirates’ A380 indicates that the terminal is fully functional and that there would be more A380 flights to Delhi now.