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PICTURES: Thai Airways unveils its Airbus A380 interiors

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Malaysia Airlines A380 takes off for its maiden flight

Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) first Airbus A380 took off for its maiden flight on 20 October after completing final assembly and system tests in Tolouse, France. © Airbus Malaysia Airlines has six A380s on order, with initial deliveries planned to begin in the second quarter of 2012. It will be the eighth carrier to operate the […]

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Thai Airways gives details of 507-seat A380 configuration

Thai Airways has released details of its planned seating configuration for its forthcoming Airbus A380 aircraft.Thai plans to seat 507 passengers in three classes: 12 in first, 60 in business, and 435 in economy, according to Routes.As our updated A380 chart, below, indicates, Thai will have the same number of premium seats as Singapore Airlines […]

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VIDEO: Qantas A380 after emergency landing in Singapore

My colleague Cory Mathews got this video of the Qantas A380, QF32, that made an emergency landing in Singapore.You can read more about this story here and see more pictures over here. 

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PICTURES: Qantas A380 after emergency landing in Singapore

My colleague Cory Mathews rushed over to the airport after we heard the news, and here are the pictures that he got from the scene.We have more details of the story here.

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Could Cathay launch the Airbus A380-900?

During a recent visit to Toulouse for an Airbus A330 delivery flight for Cathay Pacific, Airbus pulled out all stops to impress the Hong Kong-based carrier’s executives with the A380. No surprise there, given that the airline could be one of the most lucrative customers for the type.Yet, Cathay remains hesitant. And its chief operating […]

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The Qantas fleet revamp gambit

So, has Qantas blinked first or is it the most prescient of the major Asia Pacific carriers?This morning, I was at the airline’s half-year financial results press conference in Sydney when it announced that it made a half-year profit, with the higher traffic at low-cost subsidiary Jetstar helping the full-service carrier Qantas ride through the […]

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A New Year with a view – fly over Antarctica on an A380

How about this for a cool New Year’s celebration? Australian specialist tour firm Antarctica Sightseeing Flights is chartering a Qantas Airbus A380 to do a unique commercial flight over the south polar region on 31 December.These are pictures of previous flights using a chartered Boeing 747-400 and the view is simply breathtaking. The organisers say […]

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SIA A380 deferral no big surprise

SIA has decided to defer the delivery of eight Airbus A380s by six to 12 months, a move that will help it to better match capacity with demand. Perhaps, the only surprise is that it took so long for the carrier to decide on this.Several other airlines have deferred aircraft, and SIA was running out […]

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VIDEO: SIA operates first A380 to Paris-CDG

Here are some videos of the first Airbus A380 flight to Paris-CDG. A passenger took the first video as he boarded the Singapore Airlines flight and got some comments and gestures from the crew and passengers, the second is one of the aircraft taking off (at night, so the visibility and the video are really […]

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