Major Airport Cities Want the A380, Airbus Says

Airbus A380, Source: Airbus, photo by master films/A. Doumenjou

John Leahy, COO Customers for Airbus argued in favor of the A380 from the airport point of view during today’s Airbus Innovation Days morning sessions.

He pointed out that the aircraft helps to relieve strain on major hubs with heavy traffic.

Airbus refers to it as the A380 effect. “When a city introduces the world’s biggest passenger plan–the impact on business and tourism development is substantial,” Airbus states.

Heathrow Airport, for example, benefits from 50 A380 carrying 10% of passengers every day.

You can hear Los Angeles and Birmingham argue how this aircraft helps their cities here:

Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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