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A380

Your profitability up 50%

With the A380, the sky is yours. Designed for 21st century growth, it offers 40 per cent more capacity and the lowest seat mile costs in its class. The A380 cabin is the quietest and most spacious in the sky and with 18.5 inch standard seat width in economy, it is no wonder passengers opt for the comfort of the A380 when given the choice. 

That means higher market share, higher load factors and higher revenues. All this allows airlines to increase their contribution to profit by up to 50 per cent per flight. Own the sky with the A380.

A380 is part of the Airbus Widebody Family.

The A380 effect

The A380 has been winning over business and leisure passengers alike since its service introduction in 2007, providing levels of comfort and reliability that have led travelers to specifically request flights on Airbus’ 21st century flagship – which is in operation with carriers around the globe.

It takes an A380 to compete with an A380


The double-deck A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft flying today, with capacity to carry 525 passengers in a comfortable three-class configuration, and up to 853 in a single-class configuration that provides wider seats than its competitor. Overall, the A380’s two decks offer 50 per cent more floor surface than any other high-capacity aircraft.

With superior range of 15,700 km., the A380 is the ideal solution to alleviate traffic congestion at busy airports. It has two full-length passenger levels with true widebody dimensions: a main deck and an upper deck, which are conveniently linked by fixed stairs forward and aft.

Control markets and own the sky

In a worldwide airline market that is highly focused on congested megacities while doubling in size every 15 years, the A380 can win airlines larger shares of growth with the best cabin in the sky.

This flagship Airbus jetliner is proven to attract high-revenue travellers day after day, stimulating demand and offering the greatest capacity per departure slot, along with providing comfort aloft unmatched by any other jetliner.  It has the widest and most spacious seating in all classes of service, something that passengers opt for when they have the choice.

A380s are flown by members of all three major global alliances, ensuring that both point-to-point and connecting passengers can build mileage accounts with their favourite frequent flyer programmes. 

By combining the opportunity to capture growth, unmatched comfort and global accessibility, the A380 enables airlines to define new opportunities – and own the sky.<xml></xml>

Spaciousness for all

Designed for the modern standard of comfort, the A380 meets the requirements of passengers travelling in all service classes – today and into the future. 

With its standard 18.5-inch wide seat in economy, as well as the latest options in business and first classes, the efficient A380 offers a true widebody experience for all. Coupled with its optimal cabin height, these key advantages provide more personal storage, better head room, and wider stairs. 

The built-in cabin arrangement flexibility allows airlines to differentiate their products and develop solutions for specific market mixes. Operators are making innovative uses of the aircraft’s decks, including suites on Singapore Airlines’ A380s – which have separate sitting and sleeping areas, and contain a full-sized bed.

Most efficient and innovative cabin

Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 is setting new standards in terms of cabin layout and overall passenger comfort, fully leveraging its double-deck configuration to provide broader seats, more personal storage, better head room and wider stairs and aisles.

Seating capacity ranges from 525 passengers (in a comfortable three-class configuration) to more than 800 in a single-class layout with wider seats than other aircraft in its class.

The A380's cabin flexibility allows airlines to differentiate their products and develop innovative layouts tailored to market requirements. Some operators might, for example, choose to seat their first and business class passengers on the upper deck – providing a corporate jet-like environment – while configuring the A380's main deck for an all-economy layout.

Overall passenger comfort is further enhanced by a number of additional technologies equipped on Airbus’ A380, including advanced lighting systems and new standards of in-flight entertainment.

Cabin air is recycled every three minutes to keep the atmosphere fresh, while natural light is provided by 220 cabin windows. Four high-level air outlets – as opposed to the industry standard of two – keep customers refreshed during all phases of flight.


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Did you know?
  • The A380 is 15 tonnes lighter than it would be if made entirely of metal.
  • The 4400m2 surface of the A380 is covered in three layers of paint weighing around 500kg.
  • During take-off the A380 wing will flex upwards by over 4m.
  • The air in the A380 cabin is changed every 3 minutes, and the temperature can be selected between 18 and 30 degrees.

  • An A380 takes off or lands every four minutes.