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26 May 2014
Commercial Aircraft

Asiana Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A380

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26 May 2014

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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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South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, becoming the eleventh operator of the type in the world. Park Sam Koo, Chairman of Kumho Asiana Group, called the first A380 delivery to Asiana Airlines “an historic moment” in the carrier’s history.

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Park Sam Koo, Chairman of Kumho Asiana Group, and Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier toured the no. 1 Asiana Airlines A380 after this aircraft’s formal handover ceremony on 26 May, held at Airbus’ Toulouse, France delivery centre.

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Park Sam Koo, Chairman of Kumho Asiana Group, and Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier toured the no. 1 Asiana Airlines A380 after this aircraft’s formal handover ceremony on 26 May, held at Airbus’ Toulouse, France delivery centre.

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Park Sam Koo, Chairman of Kumho Asiana Group, and Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier toured the no. 1 Asiana Airlines A380 after this aircraft’s formal handover ceremony on 26 May, held at Airbus’ Toulouse, France delivery centre.

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Summary

11th operator of world’s largest and most efficient aircraft

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.

Asiana Airlines A380: Production (Episode 1)
 

In this video montage, the first A380 for South Korea’s Asiana Airlines takes shape at Airbus production facilities ahead of its 26 May 2014 delivery. Asiana will be the 11th operator worldwide to receive Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner.

Asiana Airlines A380: Painting (Episode 2)
 

The no. 1 Asiana Airlines A380 receives its colours in this video clip, which includes time-lapse footage of the double-deck jetliner’s painting process – which was performed at Airbus’ highly-advanced paint shop in Hamburg, Germany.

Asiana Airlines A380: Furnishing (Episode 3)
 

In preparation for the 26 May 2014 delivery by Airbus, Asiana Airlines’ first A380 receives its seats, luggage compartments and additional cabin equipment. This double-deck jetliner has seating for a total of 495 passengers with high comfort levels.

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 to Park Sam Koo, Chairman of Kumho Asiana Group, by Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO, during a special ceremony today in Toulouse, France. 
Asiana Airlines has ordered six A380s, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines. The airline has specified a premium three class layout for its fleet, seating a total of 495 passengers, with 12 private suites in First Suite, 66 fully flat seats in Business Smartium and 417 seats in Travel Class. All seats are equipped with the latest on-demand in-flight entertainment systems.
“We are delighted to receive our first A380 today, which is key to our future vision and fleet modernisation strategy”, said Park Sam Koo, Chairman of Kumho Asiana Group. “I am confident that Asiana can further enhance its level of customer service and that the A380 will play a significant role in helping us to remain at the forefront of the airline business.”
“We are extremely proud to see the A380 flying in the colours of Asiana Airlines”, said Airbus President and CEO, Fabrice Brégier. “The A380 offers the most efficient solution to meet increasing demand on the world’s most heavily travelled routes and in the largest growth markets. With the aircraft in its fleet Asiana will be able to develop further its position as one of the world’s leading international carriers.”
Asiana Airlines will initially deploy its new flagship aircraft from Seoul on regional services in Asia to Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok, followed by long-haul routes to Los Angeles.
As part of its widebody fleet modernisation strategy, Asiana Airlines also has 30 of the all-new the A350 XWB on order. The A350 XWB will offer a step change in efficiency, with operating costs 25 per cent lower than the competition. The A380 and A350 will complement an existing Airbus fleet at Asiana that currently includes the A330 and A320 Family.
Airbus currently has 324 firm orders for the A380, from 20 customers. Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer offering a complete range of aircraft families as well as the most modern, comprehensive and fuel-efficient product line on the market.
For more on the ceremony, visit a380delivery.com/asiana-airlines
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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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