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Airbus has big hopes for big plane

By Zhuan Ti  (China Daily)

08:35, January 30, 2013

With a seating capacity of 400 to 800, the four-engine A380 allows airlines to transport more passengers with the same number of planes, alleviating traffic at busy airports. Provided to China Daily

Since it was first produced, the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft, has transported some 30 million people worldwide, according to the European plane manufacturer.

A total of 97 aircraft from the Airbus A380 family are currently in service with nine carriers - Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Korean Air, China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airlines.

Every six minutes, an A380 takes off or lands somewhere in the world, according to the company.

With four engines and a seating capacity that ranges from 400 to 800 passengers, the double-decker airplane allows airlines to transport more passengers with the same number of planes, alleviating traffic at busy airports, the company said.

Airbus representatives say the model was designed to offer the most comfortable, quietest and most innovative cabin while minimizing fuel costs and noise level.

Equipped with the latest technology, the A380 has been certified to meet the most up-to-date industry standards, including superior performance and family development potential, the company said.

Increasingly popular with the traveling public, the A380 is changing the game for the industry by allowing airways to increase loads on high-volume routes, according to the company.

The monthly passenger volume of the global A380 fleet is around 1 million, and the model is used in some 125 commercial flights each day.

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