German chancellor Angela Merkel tours Emirates Airbus A380

German chancellor Angela Merkel tours Emirates Airbus A380 Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ chief commercial officer greets German chancellor Merkel at the steps of the Emirates A380 display at ILA Berlin

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is showcasing its Airbus A380 aircraft from May 20th-25th at the 2014 ILA Berlin Air Show.

The aircraft on display is Emirates’ 48th A380 in its fleet and was delivered directly from Airbus in Hamburg Finkenwerder to the show site, allowing ILA visitors to be among the first guests on-board the brand new double-decker.

This is also the 150th A380 to be delivered from Airbus globally.

German chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Emirates A380 display at ILA Berlin.

The visit was part of the official opening tour for the airshow.

Emirates was the first airline to order the A380 and is the largest operator of this aircraft.

The Emirates A380 currently operates to 27 destinations and has carried over 25 million passengers since 2008. 

The Emirates A380 is the largest aircraft displayed this year at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport in Schönefeld.

At the last ILA Berlin Air Show in 2012, more than 2,000 visitors toured the Emirates A380 on the first two show days.