August 1, 2008 is bound to go down as a special day in aviation history. It was the first time the world’s largest passenger jetliner, the Airbus A380, started regular passenger service to the US. It all happened at the JFK Airport in New York City, and we were there to catch it Live!

These are the photos and videos taken Live! at JFK Airport . More analysis coming soon.


Emirates A380 gets a water canon salute at JFK Airport – a historic moment

Emirates A380 business class – tour by VP of Inflight-services

Emirates A380 business class seats and cabin

Emirates A380 business class – transient lighting

Emirates A380 business class passenger interview

Emirates A380 first flight Captain interview

Here’re a sneak preview of how we witnessed this chapter in aviation and shared it right on this page:

  1. Live photos and video feed updated in real-time, of the inaugural ceremony, held at the Emirates lounge at JFK airport
  2. The not-to-be-missed chance to view the water cannon salute for the Emirates A380 at JFK
  3. Exciting video tour of the aircraft, including the much talked about showers in the First Class
  4. Video interviews with key Emirates executives, including:
    1. Nigel Page – Senior Vice President of Operations, The Americas
    2. Andrew Parker – Senior Vice President, Public & Environmental Affairs
    3. Terry Daly – Divisional Senior Vice President, Service Delivery

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Shashank Nigam

Shashank Nigam

CEO at SimpliFlying
Shashank Nigam is the CEO of SimpliFlying and a globally sought-after consultant, speaker and thought-leader on airline branding and customer engagement strategy. He is also the youngest winner of the Global Brand Leadership Award and has addressed senior aviation executives globally, from Chile to Canada and from Sydney to San Francisco.

Shashank's perspectives have found their way into major media outlets, including CNN Travel, CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg UTV, Mashable and in leading publications like Airline Business, ATW, Aviation Week, and others.

Shashank studied Information Systems Management and Business Management at Singapore Management University and Carnegie Mellon University. Hailing from India, he splits his time between Singapore and Vancouver, among other cities.
Shashank Nigam
Shashank Nigam

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