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Control markets and own the sky

In a worldwide airline market which is highly focused on high yielding traffic between today’s busiest cities and doubles in size every 15 years, the A380 can win airlines greater market share with the best cabin in the sky.

With the A380, the sky is yours.
Quietest cabin.
Widest seats.
Highest revenues.

This flagship Airbus jetliner is proven to attract high-revenue travellers day after day, stimulating demand and offering the best capacity to match demand at peak hours, along with providing comfort aloft unrivaled 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.

A new experience

The double-deck A380 unique features include social areas

Airlines are continuously evolving to adapt their cabin offering to match ever-changing needs of travellers. With the most comfortable economy in the sky ranging from 18 inch to more than 19 in. economy, the A380 is preferred when passengers are given the choice. With two out of every three business passengers are flying economy, validating the push for airlines to have a premium economy cabin.

The A380 is already at the leading edge with 5 out of 13 customers flying premium economy and its unique space provides efficient segmentation. At the same time, business class product have evolved and trending towards full-flat beds with the most unique offerings available on the A380. This has created the further need for the first class passengers to have a truly distinct high luxury product that only the A380 can offers, such as suites and the Etihad residence.

Millions of passengers around the globe already have enjoyed the one-of-a-kind flying experience offered by Airbus’ A380, which is redefining the meaning of comfort in all classes of service.

Moving with the times
A unique experience in each class.

The A380’s main deck cabin is wider than any airliner in service today, allowing for more spacious seats and aisles – along with open spaces and access to additional amenities such as business centres and bar/social areas.

The A380’s main deck cabin is wider than any airliner in service today, allowing for more spacious seats and aisles – along with open spaces and access to additional amenities such as business centres and bar/social areas.

Optimal space, maximum appeal

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 at least the Airbus standard 18-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 the “Residence” suite on Etihad’s A380s – which has three separate rooms and 125 square feet (12 square metres).

Wide stairs offer easy access the upper deck area
Wide stairs offer easy access to the A380's upper deck area

The most comfortable cabin

Overall passenger comfort is 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 two 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.

Most efficient and innovative cabin

A look inside an A380 lounge cabin suite

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 544 passengers (in a comfortable three-class configuration) up to 853 in a single-class configuration 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.

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Did you know?

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 two minutes, and the temperature can be selected between 18 and 30 degrees.

  • An A380 takes off or lands every four minutes.