Patrick Brannelly, Divisional Vice President (Customer Experience IFE & Connectivity) at Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l), has confirmed the Dubai-based carrier will be phasing out its remaining A330-200s and A340-300s by the end of this month.
Speaking during the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) in Singapore this week, Brannelly said that with effect from next month, Emirates' fleet would consist exclusively of B777 and A380-800 aircraft.
Schedule data indicates Emirates' last scheduled A330 service is provisionally set for Thiruvananthapuram-Dubai on Saturday, October 29 while the A340's last regular service has been provisionally set for October 30 from Muscat to Dubai. The carrier's fleet of three remaining B777-200(ER)s has also been scheduled for retirement at month end with its last regular service set for October 29 between Ahmedabad and Dubai.
Once retired, Emirates' mainline passenger fleet will constitute eighty-four A380-800s, ten B777-200(LR)s, ten B777-300s and 124 B777-300(ER)s.