Today’s delivery of the 100th A380 marks another milestone for Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner, which demonstrates daily the capability to increase capacity, enhance productivity, generate more revenue and improve the profit for its operating airlines – all while being a good neighbour with low noise and emission levels.
In reaching this “century mark” with an aircraft provided to Malaysia Airlines, the 100th delivery underscores the A380’s global reach – particularly in the Asia-Pacific market, where the jetliner responds to operators’ needs for growth, high levels of service quality and superior range performance. In fact, 65 percent of A380 capacity is to, from, or within Asia-Pacific, with more than 50,000 seats offered on nearly 500 services performed every week.
In addition to its high-profile Asia-Pacific presence, the double-deck jetliner is a familiar sight in Europe – with some 250 weekly services to destinations in this market, as well as in North America – performing over 200 services per week.
Overall, A380s regularly operate at more than 30 airports globally and cover some 65 scheduled routes that circle the world with the nine current operators: Malaysia Airlines, Air France, China Southern, Emirates, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International.
Underscoring its attractiveness not only at major hub facilities such as London-Heathrow, Los Angeles International, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Frankfurt, the A380 performs scheduled operations to destinations that include Auckland, Manchester, Montreal, Jeddah and Johannesburg.
“In its sixth year of service, the A380 is delivering on all commitments, and exceeds the expectations, confirming that our motto: ‘Love at first flight’ is true for both the airlines and their passengers,” said Richard Carcaillet, Airbus’ Director of A380 Product Marketing.
• For additional information on the 100th A380 delivery, see the Airbus press release.