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The A380: Three years in, where next for Airbus’ giant?

7-Jan-2010

The A380 is entering its third year of commercial service, and, despite continued operational niggles and production difficulties at the manufacturer, the aircraft is a hit with both passengers and airlines. Its combination of exclusivity, large capacity and excellent efficiency have pleased Airbus’ customers, although orders for the type are increasingly elusive. [2721 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Deployment concentrated on key routes
  • Where next for the A380?
  • Slow orders, will the A380 break even?
  • More seats coming on the A380
  • Production still a concern for EADS and Airbus
  • Technical issues still dogging the type
  • Will 2010 be a better year for the A380?

Graphs and data:

  • A380 routes: Jan-2009
  • Current and future A380 routes
  • Airbus A380 orders by year
  • A380 orders, options and deliveries
  • Known A380 configurations
  • International premium ticket volume and revenue growth
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