Emirates and Etihad A380 special liveries: 13 of the best

They've been a popular sight for both passengers and aircraft enthusiasts

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Custom livery designs have been a popular – and regular – sight across the fleet of Airbus A380s which have flown in and out of the UAE during the past few years.

The special decals have been used to mark occasions, such as The Year of Zayed, or display important messages such as support for wildlife.

But while Dubai's Emirates has received its final manufactured A380, it isn't the end of seeing the colourful designs on the runways of Dubai International Airport and other locations around the world.

On May 4, it revealed another new A380 livery - this time featuring Dubai’s newest landmark, the Museum of the Future, for 10 of its superjumbos.

The seven-storey Museum of the Future opened to the public on February 22. The striking structure stands 78 metres tall and was named as one of the 14 most beautiful museums on the planet in a list compiled by National Geographic magazine in July.

Emirates has 115 of the superjumbo in its fleet, and has served 105 million passengers since 2008.

The airline plans to recycle its first retired double-decker jet in the UAE. Its bar and other cabin features will be turned into furniture, aviation memorabilia and retail items, which will be available for sale in the coming months.

Emirates has been busy restoring its A380 route network in recent months after travel was drastically affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The airline increased the number of cities it serves with an A380 to 27 by the end of November.


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Updated: May 05, 2022, 5:51 AM