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Singapore Airlines firms up order for more A380s and A350 XWBs

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has firmed up an order for 25 more widebody aircraft from Airbus, comprising five of the world’s most efficient, high capacity aircraft, the A380, and 20 A350-900s.

Lufthansa brings first-ever Airbus A380 to Texas

HOUSTON, Texas - Today, Lufthansa will be the first airline to introduce the Airbus A380, the world's most technologically-advanced and largest passenger aircraft, to the Lone Star State.

Qantas ordered to inspect A380s wing cracks

Qantas will inspect its fleet of Airbus A380s for cracks on its wings following a European directive, but the engineers' union says it should have happened months ago.

Dubai expected to be top winter destination in 2012

Dubai will be a top destination in 2012, as increasing numbers of Brits head abroad on holidays to Dubai.

Lufthansa announces Houston as first Texas destination for A380 service

HOUSTON, Texas - The Houston Airport System announces it will welcome its first double-deck A380 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) on August 1, 2012, when Lufthansa upgrades the aircraft o

China Southern becomes first Chinese airline to operate Superjumbo routes

China Southern (CZ) was rated “World's most improved airline” by Skytrax in June this year, and next month the fast-growing company will fly China’s first double-decker Airbus A380 -- currently

Singapore Airlines A380 to fly New York – Frankfurt – Singapore

NEW YORK - Singapore Airlines has announced the launch of the world's largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, on the New York (JFK) - Frankfurt - Singapore route, operating from January 16, 2012.

Singapore Airlines A380 now serving Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 is now serving Los Angeles, with the inaugural flight having departed Tokyo Narita at 7:31 p.m. with over 444 customers on board.

Korean Air prepares for A380 inaugural flight

Korean Air’s first-ever A380 will begin inaugural service between Seoul/Incheon and both Tokyo and Hong Kong on June 17.

Korean Air celebrates delivery of its first A380

Korean Air has celebrated the delivery of its first A380 at a special ceremony at Airbus in Toulouse today.

Air France A380 collides with Delta jet at JFK –...

An Air France Super Jumbo jet slamming into a smaller Delta commuter plane was captured on amateur video Monday night at New York's JFK Airport.

Rising oil prices turn into Thai Airways’ biggest headache

BANGKOK (eTN) - Despite a tough year with 2010 plagued by political turmoil in Thailand and the closure of the European air space consequent to volcanic activity in Iceland in April 2010, Thai Airways

Skymark Airlines to buy 6 Airbus A380 superjumbo jets

TOULOUSE, France — Skymark Airlines Inc, a Japanese budget airline, signed a deal Thursday with Airbus S.A.S.

Lufthansa to operate A380 service to San Francisco

The list of A380 destinations in the Lufthansa schedule will soon be extended.

Air France A380 Montreal service to start earlier

Passengers who have booked a seat on Air France flight AF347 between April 22 and May 8 will have the surprise of travelling aboard the world’s largest civil aircraft as the carrier has moved up the

Qantas prepares to resume A380 flights on USA routes

SYDNEY, Australia - Qantas today announced it would resume A380 services between Australia and Los Angeles, commencing with QF93 from Melbourne to Los Angeles on 16 January.

A380 passengers reassured with Qantas CEO on board

Australian airline Qantas resumed service of its A380 fleet Saturday for the first time since grounding the jumbo jets after an engine mishap earlier this month.

Lufthansa to receive 4th Airbus A380

Lufthansa's fourth A380 (registration D-AIMD, "Mike Delta") will be ferried from the Airbus plant in Hamburg-Finkenwerder to Frankfurt this evening, as scheduled.

Qantas confirms international network availability

SYDNEY, Australia - Qantas has confirmed an updated schedule for its international network to ensure minimum disruption to passengers following the grounding of its Airbus A380 fleet.

Qantas grounds A380 fleet indefinitely after mid-flight scare

Qantas, Australia's national airline, grounded its Airbus A380 fleet indefinitely after part of a plane's engine cover fell off mid-flight on Thursday.

Emirates consolidates its position in Thailand

(BANGKOK, eTN)- Competition heats up among Gulf carriers flying to Thailand. Earlier this year, Oman Air reinforced its Bangkok-Muscat route.

Airbus delivers first A380 superjumbo to Lufthansa

HAMBURG, Germany — European planemaker Airbus delivered Deutsche Lufthansa AG its first A380 superjumbo Wednesday, allowing Germany's biggest airline to transport more than 520 passengers on a singl

Emirates to restart A380 flights to JFK in late 2010

DUBAI - Emirates Airline, the biggest customer for Airbus' A380 aircraft, Thursday said it plans to redeploy the superjumbo on its New York service during the second-half of the year after pulling it

Emirates takes delivery of its sixth A380

DUBAI - Dubai-based Emirates Airline has taken delivery of its sixth Airbus A380.

Air Austral maxes out A380 with 840 passengers

Air Austral has confirmed an order for two Airbus A380 superjumbos that will carry over 800 people in the first all-economy version of the world's largest airliner.

Clark: Emirates could use 78 Airbus A380s

Emirates could use an additional 20 A380s on top of its existing order for 58 aircraft and is looking to take over delivery slots other carriers have abandoned for other jets, carrier President Tim Cl

Qantas passengers stranded for 26 hours

Passengers bound for London on a Qantas flight were left stranded in Australia for more than 26 hours following technical problems with two A380 aircraft.

Emirates’ Airbus A380 returning to New York

NEW YORK — The top executive at Dubai-based Emirates airline said Monday that he expects that the carrier's Airbus 380 flights will return to New York in the first six months of 2010, because passen

A380 service seen as confidence-builder

Tourist arrivals from the Middle East should get a noticeable lift from the start of Airbus A380 megajet service to Suvarnabhumi Airport by Emirates airline on June 1.

Emirates to stop flying A380s to NY

The Dubai-based Emirates Airline will stop flying its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets currently operating its daily flight route to New York’s JFK airport, and instead will replace it with the Boeing 77