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Emirates Launches World’s Shortest A380 Route

Muscat Airport is set to receive Airbus A380s after Emirates announced it is to use the super jumbo on two of its three routes from Dubai effective July 1. The upgrading of the carrier’s EK862/3 and EK864/5 services creates the

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Qantas Launches “Points Plane” to Tokyo for Frequent Flyers

Qantas is to operate a series of flights exclusively available to travellers redeeming frequent flyer miles. An Airbus A380 will operate the inaugural “Points Plane” service from Melbourne/Tullamarine to Tokyo/Narita on 21 October, with frequent flyers able to book one

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Emirates Reveals Arsenal A380 Livery

Emirates has applied a special ‘Gunners’ livery to an Airbus A380, A6-EEB (c/n 109), for a football match between Arsenal FC and Al Nasr Sports Club. The friendly, played on March 26, was part of the inauguration of Al Makhtoum

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First Look: BA’s New ‘Club Suite’

British Airways has unveiled its new business class seat, which the carrier has branded as its ‘Club Suite’. The Heathrow-based airline has confirmed the product will debut on the first of its Airbus A350-1000 jets in July. An enormous step

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ANA’s Turtle Livery A380 Unveiled

The first Airbus A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has been rolled out of the company’s paint shop in Hamburg, Germany in this distinctive Hawaiian green sea turtle livery. ANA is the first customer in Japan to order the superjumbo

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Decade of Emirates’ A380 at Heathrow

Emirates is celebrating 10 years of Airbus A380 operations at London’s Heathrow Airport. The first scheduled service from Dubai by the superjumbo was on December 1, 2008. Since then, the airline says it was carried more than 12.3 million passengers

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Etihad Launches New Economy Seating

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is to introduce a new seating product. Branded as Economy Space, the seats will feature an increased seat pitch of up to 36” (91cm) on the carrier’s widebody fleet. Etihad Airways aim to retrofit its ten

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Half Century for the Emirates A380

Emirates has expanded the network of destinations served by its flagship A380 aircraft with the launch of new scheduled services to Hamburg and Osaka/Kansai. The upgauge bears additional significance as they represent the 49th and 50th A380 destinations for the carrier.

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First ANA A380 Takes to the Sky

The first of All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) Airbus A380s has lifted off from Toulouse, flying direct to Airbus’ Hamburg facility. Upon arrival, the aircraft will be painted in ANA’s special colour scheme and have its cabin installed. ANA is the

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Hi Fly Adds A380 Capacity

Norwegian is the latest airline to have leased in Airbus A380 capability after agreeing a short-term deal with Portuguese charter specialist Hi Fly.  The low-cost carrier is using the recently delivered superjumbo 9H-MIP (c/n 006) to provide additional capacity while

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