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A380: Love at first flight

Passengers all over the world seem to love the Airbus A380. "It's been a hit with air travelers," observed The Wall Street Journal.

92% of 6,000 A380 passengers from more than 180 countries around the globe confirmed it really was "Love at first flight." Like Krishan from England, “Silent, spacious, comfortable, best seat in the sky!". Or Naoto from Japan, who enthused that it was "the kind of flight that leaves only good memories”.

Thai Airways has become the ninth A380 operator in the world by taking the first of their 6 A380s on order. The first aircraft will be used on its Bangkok-Hong Kong and Bangkok-Singapore route.  Thai will then operate A380s on its Bangkok-Frankfurt route and starting early 2013, from Bangkok to Tokyo Narita and Paris.

The Airbus A380 carries over one million passengers a month. With more than 100 flights a day, it serves 30 cities around the world.

Read what many others had to say about the world's largest commercial airliner.
Redefining Comfort



The A380's cabin is designed to maximize comfort. Its two full-length decks offer 50% more floor surface than any other high-capacity aircraft. Broader seats. More personal storage. Better headroom. Wider stairs. All in all, more space for every passenger to relax and appreciate the quietest cabin of any airliner currently flying.

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Airbus Company Profile

Airbus is the leading aircraft manufacturer today offering the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to 500+ seats: the single-aisle A320 Family, including A320neo, the best-selling aircraft in aviation history, the wide-body long-range A330 Family including the freighter and military MRTT, the all-new next generation A350 XWB Family, and the double-deck A380.

Across all its aircraft families, Airbus’ unique approach ensures that aircraft share the highest commonality in airframes, on-board systems, cockpits and handling characteristics. This significantly reduces operating costs for airlines.

Over 11,800 Airbus aircraft have been sold to more than 470 customers and operators worldwide and more than 7,400 of these have been delivered since the company first entered the market in the early seventies.

Airbus recently announced it will establish a manufacturing facility in the United States to assemble and deliver A320 Family aircraft. Located at Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama, it will be the company’s first U.S.-based production facility. Visit www.airbus.com to learn more.
A380 Resource Center
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Generating Revenue

The Airbus A380 has earned its reputation as the world's greenest long-haul jet. But it's been earning hard dollars at the same time. The moment it entered service, its sheer popularity, combined with the lowest cost per passenger of any large aircraft, has meant more profit, much quicker -- giving its operators a competitive edge in tough times. Simply by introducing A380s on long-haul routes, operators can save millions of dollars a year in cash operating costs while creating thousands of extra seats.

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Airbus in the News
  • Airbus predicts win in single-aisle market-share race
    European plane-maker Airbus has projected a 60% share of the single-aisle jet market moving forward. The company's A320neo flies in direct competition with U.S. rival Boeing's 737 MAX. Airbus Chief Operating Officer G√ľnter Butschek said that he expected Airbus to "be able to maintain about 60%" of the single-aisle market. Bloomberg Businessweek (10/25), The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (10/25)
  • Assembly of Airbus A350 is ready to begin
    Competition with Boeing will heat up as European plane-maker Airbus was scheduled to open the assembly factory manufacturing its new A350. Sources say Airbus plans to speed up its manufacturing process of the A350-1000 to generate even more competition between the companies. Reuters (10/22), Wired.com (10/22)
  • Airbus plans to double its spending in U.S.
    European plane-maker Airbus is expecting to double its spending on manufacturing in the U.S. by 2020, according to a speech Airbus Americas Chairman Allan McArtor was to deliver recently. Some of the spending increase is the result of a new manufacturing plant in Mobile, Ala., though McArtor also anticipates developing a stronger presence in Southern California as well. Reuters (10/19)
  • Airbus predicts more deliveries than Boeing this year
    The head executive of France-based Airbus says his company will deliver more planes than rival Boeing, this year. U.S.-based Boeing delivered more jets than Airbus through the third quarter and was expected to take the lead this year, but Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier said in an interview that Airbus is "still ahead of Boeing" in deliveries for the year. Bloomberg (10/16)
  • Airbus, Sinopec developing jet fuel from indigenous plants in China
    European aircraft-maker Airbus and China Petroleum & Chemical, also known as Sinopec, have agreed to work together to develop a jet fuel made from indigenous Chinese plants, Airbus says. The companies are also working to set up an infrastructure in China among suppliers, distributors and government agencies to support the commercialization of the renewable energy source. Bloomberg Businessweek (9/24)
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