Articles tagged “a380”

Airlines

Etihad Wants to Double Plane Count and Triple Passengers by 2030

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad spectacularly shrunk after a surge of growth in its first 15 years. Now it is charting out a new, sustainable growth path.

Etihad Wants to Double Plane Count and Triple Passengers by 2030

Tourism

Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Sets up Tourism Investment Company

Asfar's launch aligns with the Saudi sovereign fund’s broad strategy, which is centered around tapping opportunities within the tourism sector and building strategic partnerships with private companies.

Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Sets up Tourism Investment Company

Airline Weekly

Lufthansa Responds to Surging Travel Demand by Bringing Back This Widebody Jet

The largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380, is returning to Lufthansa. But its comeback may be short-lived as a stopgap until newer planes arrive.

Lufthansa Responds to Surging Travel Demand by Bringing Back This Widebody Jet

Airlines

Airbus Defeats Appeal by Legendary Pilot Chuck Yeager’s Estate

Airbus seems fortunate to have defeated the appeal. Sound barrier pioneer Chuck Yeager was a fearless pilot who always had the right stuff, but his estate came up short in this trademark infringement case against the airplane manufacturing giant.

Airbus Defeats Appeal by Legendary Pilot Chuck Yeager’s Estate

Airlines

Qatar Airways Posts $4.1 Billion Annual Loss

The Doha-based airline has effectively been penalized for operating the world’s biggest passenger jet, the A380, which isn't much use when you can't fly many long-haul routes.

Qatar Airways Posts $4.1 Billion Annual Loss

Airline Weekly

Lufthansa Retires Superjumbos as Pandemic Hastens Quest by Airlines to Fly More Efficient Jets

Lufthansa Retires Superjumbos as Pandemic Hastens Quest by Airlines to Fly More Efficient Jets

Airlines

Norwegian Air to Rent a Superjumbo as It Sorts Out Rolls-Royce Engine Issues

Norwegian is likely paying a lot more to a rent a gently-used Airbus A380 than it did for Wamos Air Boeing 747. But passengers hated the antiquated 747, and Norwegian took some criticism for flying it from New York to London. This is probably a better approach.

Norwegian Air to Rent a Superjumbo as It Sorts Out Rolls-Royce Engine Issues

Airlines

You Will Have to Wait a Little Longer to Fly the World’s Most Crowded A380

Certain routes just demand more crowded seating to be viable, and not every passenger market seems to mind as much, but that's still a lot of people on a single plane.

You Will Have to Wait a Little Longer to Fly the World’s Most Crowded A380

Airlines

Airbus A380 Is the Plane Airlines Aren’t Ordering Anymore

The Airbus 380 is facing an identity crisis as the manufacturer encourages airlines to stuff more seats into the aircraft for efficiency's sake.

Airlines

Etihad Adds Residence Suite to New York Route in Open Skies Amenities Escalation

We’re not in the 1980s anymore. After a great push to initiate it and many trials to stabilize it, globalization has finally taken hold of the aviation industry. Turning back the calendar benefits very few and passengers will ultimately vote on Open Skies with their dollars, or euros, or dinars.