Aircraft

Brisbane to Gain A380 Service

May 16, 2013 1

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has welcomed airline Emirates’ announcement that it will commence Airbus A380 services on the Dubai-Brisbane-Auckland route from October 2, 2013. The introduction of the superjumbo will boost capacity by almost 3,700 […]

Aircraft

IAG Releases Long-Haul Fleet Orders

April 4, 2013 0

Owner of British Airways (BA) and Iberia, International Airlines Group (IAG), has reached agreement with aircraft manufacturer Boeing for new long-haul aircraft for the group’s fleet, subject to approval by IAG shareholders. It plans to […]

Aircraft

British Airways Prepares for the A380

January 23, 2013 0

With British Airways set to receive its first Airbus A380 in July, the airline has taken delivery of two Douglas TBL 600 towbarless tractors to handle the giant jet. Tom Allett reports. Although the Airbus […]

Airports

Dubai’s Giant Step

January 23, 2013 0

Tom Allett describes how Dubai International Airport opened the world’s first A380 Concourse. As everybody knows, Dubai International (IATA: DXB) Airport’s passenger traffic has sustained remarkable growth levels in recent years.  Driven by the rapid […]

Aircraft

A380 World First

January 23, 2013 0

Dubai Airports began the phased opening of Concourse A – the world’s first dedicated A380 facility – at Dubai International’s Terminal 3, with four of its 20 contact gates brought into operation on January 2.  […]

Aircraft

Dubai Residents Test New A380 Concourse

December 17, 2012 0

Operator Dubai Airports conducted the first operational trial involving members of the public at the newly-built Concourse A – the world’s first purpose-built A380 facility – in Terminal 3 on Saturday (Dec 15). The trial […]

Aircraft

Singapore Airlines to Order More A380s and A350 XWBs

October 24, 2012 0

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that it will order 25 additional widebody Airbus aircraft, comprising five A380s and 20 A350-900s (pictured). The latest A380 order will be the third placed by the airline, bringing SIA’s […]

Aircraft

First Aircraft Departs from Frankfurt’s Pier A-Plus

October 10, 2012 1

On Wednesday October 10 at 09:50 precisely, as scheduled, the first aircraft pushed back from the new Pier A-Plus at Frankfurt Airport, Germany.  The Lufthansa Airbus A380 ‘Zürich’, operating under flight number LH454, carried 466 passengers bound […]

Aircraft

A380 to Serve Rome

July 27, 2011 0

Emirates will be introducing its Airbus A380 aircraft on its daily Rome services from December 1, 2011. The announcement of Emirates’ first permanent scheduled A380 service to Italy comes on the back of its June […]