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Etihad Airways Airbus A380 Set to Make a Grand Entrance in Paris

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Etihad Airways has announced it will begin operating its A380 aircraft to Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport starting November 1, 2024. Paris will join London and New York as the major cities to host Etihad’s A380 flights. Etihad Airways A380 Enriches Both Leisure And Business Travel Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive… 

Emirates’ Expands A380 Services to Australia

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Emirates has announced an expanded A380 service to Sydney starting in November, translating to nearly 2,000 extra seats every week. Additionally, the airline announced a planned return of flights to Adelaide on the A350.

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

Major Airport Cities Want the A380, Airbus Says

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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.

Why SIA’s A380 Premium Economy is Taking Longer to Install than Planned

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Singapore Airlines will delay the launch of some of its highly anticipated Premium Economy (PEY) launch on some A380 aircraft because of installation delays which double the lead-time to completion from 7 days to around 14, the airline confirms.

“We had expected to have seven retrofitted A380s in service by now but at present we have three serving Sydney, Hong Kong and London routes. The original plan was for all 19 to be completed in the first quarter of 2016 (calendar year), but this has now shifted to the second quarter,” an airline spokesperson tells Flight Chic.

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