Emirates A380 inaugural flight to JFK. Live coverage on August 1, 2008.

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 . 

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

Shashank Nigam is a globally sought-after consultant, speaker and thought leader on airline branding and customer engagement strategy. He is the Founder and CEO of SimpliFlying, one of the world’s largest aviation marketing firms working with over 85 aviation clients in the last ten years. Nigam is also the youngest winner of the Global Brand Leadership Award and has addressed senior executives globally, from Chile to China. Nigam’s impassioned and honest perspectives on airline marketing have found their way to over 100 leading media outlets, including the BBC, CNBC, Reuters and Bloomberg, and into leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He writes a dedicated monthly column in Flight’s Airline Business, challenging the typical assumptions about airline marketing. His new book on airline marketing, SOAR, is an Amazon bestseller that’s shaking up the industry and inspiring other industries to learn from the best airlines. Born in India, raised in Singapore, he now lives with his wife and two young daughters in Toronto.
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  • Samuel
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    Wow. Were these photos taken by you? I loved the point of view by each individual crew member.

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