Airbus delivers 100th A380
Published: 14/03/2013 - Filed under: News »
Malaysia Airlines has taken delivery of its sixth A380 aircraft, marking the 100th delivery for the Airbus superjumbo.
The first A380 entered service in 2007 with Singapore Airlines, and a total of nine carriers now fly the superjumbo. British Airways is set to take delivery of its first A380 in July, before rostering it onto routes to LA and Hong Kong later in the year (see online news March 5).
MAS has now taken delivery of its sixth and final superjumbo (under current orders), and is operating the aircraft on both of its twice-daily London to Kuala Lumpur services (see online news October 5, 2010).
Airbus says its A380 aircraft have carried around 36 million passengers across 100,000 flights, with the superjumbo “either taking off or landing every six minutes at one of the 32 international airports where it operates to date”.
For more information visit malaysiaairlines.com, airbus.com, and for our comprehensive guide to current and forthcoming A380 operators, including images, seatplans and seating information, click here.
Report by Mark Caswell
alastair00 - 15/03/2013 01:06
Surprised they didn't give the 100th A380 airframe to Emirates or Qantas - the 1000th 777 went to Emirates (with special livery) in recognition of the number of 777s they've ordered from Boeing.
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