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26 May 2014
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55 million passengers and counting: Airbus’ A380 proves its worldwide appeal

A380 Asiana delivery ceremony 14
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26 May 2014

A380 Asiana delivery ceremony 14

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, becoming the eleventh operator of the type in the world. The A380 was handed over during a special ceremony today in Toulouse, France.

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26 May 2014

A380 Asiana delivery ceremony 11

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, becoming the eleventh operator of the type in the world. The A380 was handed over during a special ceremony today in Toulouse, France.

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19 October 2016

First A380 delivery to Asiana Airlines

The delivery of Asiana Airlines’ first A380 on 26 May, 2014 is shown in this “best of video,” highlighting the special ceremony in Toulouse, France, with speeches from Airbus, Asiana, Rolls-Royce and the South Korean ambassador. A performance by two young Korean musicians living in France, along with a dance presentation symbolising the colours and dynamism of Asiana Airlines, concluded the ceremony, followed by the milestone aircraft’s rollout and a welcome from Airbus employees who formed the shape of Asiana Airlines’ wing-shaped corporate symbol.

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The initial A380 delivery to Asiana Airlines – which becomes the 11th worldwide operator – once again highlights the continued popularity of Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner with both airlines and passengers alike. 
Taking off or landing every five minutes on average around the globe, the A380 has become a true world traveller since its 2007 commercial service entry, with the combined fleet flying more than 55 million passengers and operating regular service to most of the world’s busiest airports.
These impressive figures have established the aircraft’s reputation as the “queen of the skies,” backed by the A380’s unique ability to capture traffic growth, offer superior levels of comfort to passengers in all classes of service – including Airbus’ modern comfort standard of at least 18-inch wide seats in economy class – and its efficient operating economics, explained Airbus’ Head of A380 Marketing Antonio Da Costa.
“Passengers around the world have confirmed the popularity of the A380, seeking out this aircraft’s unrivalled comfort levels,” he said. “The jetliner’s unique double-deck configuration also allows airlines to maintain the lowest seat-mile costs in the sky today, while adding capacity on high-value long-haul routes, such as those that connect major aviation hubs.”
With the delivery of Asiana Airlines’ first aircraft, 132 A380s have joined the fleets of 11 world class carriers. The global fleet has performed over 1.3 million total flight hours with an average daily utilisation exceeding 13 hours per aircraft. 
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South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, becoming the eleventh operator of the type in the world. The A380 was handed over during a special ceremony today in Toulouse, France.

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