Picture board: Qantas A380

19 Sep 2008 by Mark Caswell

Qantas celebrated taking delivery of its first A380 in Toulouse yesterday (September 19), with a spectacular lightshow on the side of the aircraft.

Guests were treated to a moonlit sound and light display, including images of aborginal artwork, famous Australian landscapes, and the A380 assembly line all being beamed onto the pristine white body of the superjumbo. Once the celebrations had finished, the carrier flew the aircraft back to Sydney (via Singapore), ready to go in to service in October (see online news May 14).

Below are images of the celebrations and aircraft's onboard product, taken during the delivery flight.

The Qantas A380 on stand at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse

Part of the Qantas A380 delivery celebrations

Main staircase to the upper deck of the Qantas A380

Self-service bar for economy passengers on the lower deck

Economy class seat on the Qantas A380

Business class seating on the upper deck

Fully-flat business class product on the Qantas A380

Lounge area for business class passengers

First class seating on the lower deck

To read Business Traveller's exclusive review of the business class offering onboard Qantas’ A380, click here.

Photographs by Mark Caswell

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