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Emirates receives the world's last Airbus A380

12/17/2021 - 07:40

Airbus has delivered the last double-decker of A380 series aircraft to Emirates Airlines. The world's largest passenger airliner has been taken out of production due to low demand. The aircraft drew a heart into the sky before leaving for its new owner.

David via flickr
David via flickr
Airbus on Thursday delivered the last A380 aircraft to Emirates, the largest operator of the series of airliners, Reuters reported. 

Airbus has decided to stop producing the world's largest passenger jet in 2019 due to low demand and switch to smaller A330-900 and A350-900 models. The manufacturer said it would stop production in 2021.

Although there will be no new aircraft in the series, Emirates intends to fly the A380 for many years to come, Reuters noted. 

Despite little commercial success, the A380 has held a special place in the hearts of many aviation fans, CNN notes. Before leaving for its new owner, the plane sent them a farewell message: the aircraft, which was at Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport, drew a heart in the sky over Germany during a final test flight before being shipped off.