The A380 literally “owned the skies” during the opening hours of this week’s Paris Air Show, creating an initial “buzz” with a major acquisition announcement that expands lease opportunities for airlines, followed by the rollout of a new marketing campaign for the flagship jetliner, and topped off with display flights of two A380s at Le Bourget Airport – including the first for British Airways.
During the 2013 Paris Air Show’s opening day, all eyes were on the no. 1 British Airways A380 as this double-deck jetliner performed a high-profile flight demonstration.
Airbus Vice President Marketing Chris Emerson highlights how the A380’s unmatched passenger experience has contributed to its success, as well as what lies ahead for this 21st century flagship jetliner – which is in service with operators around the globe.
During a ceremony at the 2013 Paris Air Show, Air New Zealand received its first A320 jetliner outfitted with fuel-saving Sharklet wingtip devices – which are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft, and standard on all members of the A320neo Family. This video clip includes highlights from the handover event.
British Airways’ first A380 takes the spotlight on a Paris Air Show 2013 flying display