British Airways Receives Its First A380 Jumbo Jet

The first A380 aircraft has recently reached the UK through the British Airways. About a week after the arrival of two Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the airline’s growing fleet also welcomed the A380, which made it the only European airline to operate with both these exquisite models.

The A380 double decker is the world’s largest commercial jet and it can transport up to 469 passengers at a time, in perfect comfort. The aircraft’s acquisition has marked the beginning of a new era for the British Airways, as the company’s CEO Keith Williams noted. Customers will be accommodated in four cabins on two decks, with the most luxurious of all being the 14-seat First class cabin located at the front of the main deck.

Luxury travelers will definitely appreciate the fact that the first class conditions are better than what the fabled airline has had until now. It offers 60 percent more personal stowage, as well as 30 percent more personal space.

Twelve such super-jumbo jets have been ordered by the British Airways, all scheduled to arrive by 2016. According to the airline, the first long-haul flight aboard an A380 will take place on September 24 to Los Angeles with a starting price of £621 (approx. $950) return. Shortly afterwards (on October 22), the jet will fly to Hong Kong with prices starting at £688 (about $1,050) return.