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BA confirms LA as first A380 route

5 Mar 2013 by BusinessTraveller

British Airways has confirmed that LA will be the launch destination for its first A380 aircraft from this October.

Back in July last year forum poster LHRTraveller speculated that the carrier would launch its superjumbo on flights to LA followed by Hong Kong, and this has now been confirmed by the carrier.

The superjumbo will be rostered onto the Heathrow-Los Angeles route from October 15, with tickets on sale from today.

BA will then add the A380 to its Hong Kong route from November 15, with tickets also on sale from today.

Note that these routes will not be the carrier’s first commercial services with the superjumbo - BA is set to take delivery of its first superjumbo in July, and said that “A380 enthusiasts eager to be on the very first commercial services should note that dates for these will be announced once plans for training flights are completed”.

To celebrate the launch BA is offering World Traveller return tickets to LA for £499 (£559 for Hong Kong services), with the option to upgrade to World Traveller Plus for an extra £380, and Club World fares starting from £3,800 for two people.

BA has also added a dedicated A380 webpage to its website, and has posted a You Tube video showing CGI footage of the aircraft's interior (click here to view the video).

The carrier confirmed the layout for its A380 and B787 aircraft at a media event in Seoul in December last year - click here for more information.

For more information visit ba.com.

Report by Mark Caswell

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