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Drawing traffic and generating yields to own the sky

The airline industry is poised for continued traffic growth, with much of this development concentrated in the very markets the A380 was designed to serve: hub-to-hub connections on the highest-yield routes between rapidly expanding megacities.

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However, many of these airports are overcrowded and cannot fulfill airline demands for movements at peak times – making slots a nearly priceless resource.  With over 60 per cent more capacity per slot, the A380 enables operators to hit the “sweet spot” by replacing multiple flights of smaller aircraft with one optimised, right-timed and right-sized service. The single A380 operation retains the same number of high-revenue-generating seats in the premium-class cabins while releasing the unused slot for other destinations.

Boosting capacity on key trunk routes has wide reaching beneficial network effects by unblocking direct and connecting traffic. Furthermore A380 routings regularly demonstrate a superior yield, capturing the best quality traffic in a given market 80 per cent of the time. 

The A380 allows airlines to grow their markets, control market share and, consequently, fares – ensuring they own the sky.

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

  • An A380 takes off or lands every three minutes.