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.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is warning against protectionist tactics as demand for air travel increases over the next two decades.
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.
If you’re looking at your sparkling new 2016 calendar and wondering what special flights to pencil-in, Emirates suggests nine new cities which will take off on their inaugural A380 aircraft flights—or one-off flights—this year.
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.
There was a bit of excitement this Sunday when a London Sunday Times article announced that Airbus had finally committed to an A380neo program, attributing the information to Fabrice Brégier, but Flight Chic has confirmed with Airbus representatives that this is not the case.
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