10 years since the first flight of an Airbus A380 to London Heathrow
On 18 March 2018 marks 10 years since the first flight operated by an Airbus A380 to London Heathrow.
On March 18, Heathrow International Airport and Airbus celebrated 10 years since the first flight operated by an A380 to London. This is the SQ308 flight, on the Singapore - London route, operated by Singapore Airlines on 18 March 2008.
Airbus A380 at London Heathrow
Heathrow was among the first airports in the world to receive super-jumbo aircraft. After 10 years, Heathrow has become one of the busiest airports with Airbus A380. Every day, there are 50 of A380 aircraft flying from / to London Heathrow, covering 13 destinations. In 2017, Heathrow has been transacted by 78 millions of passengers, of which 10% traveled with A380.
9 airlines use Airbus A380 aircraft from / to Heathrow: British Airways, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways.
Airbus A380 is the largest passenger plane. It can transport, hypothetically speaking, up to 800 of passengers in one class. It was designed to carry as many passengers as possible on very busy routes. Thus, airlines can manage slots more efficiently, especially at very crowded airports.
200 millions of passengers have flown with Airbus A380
To date, over 200 millions of passengers have enjoyed the experience of flying with A380. According to a survey conducted by Epinion (independent agency), 98% of passengers would recommend flying on A380, and 60% are willing to make an extra effort to fly with this type of aircraft.
The A380 aircraft fleet flies on 120 routes, to 60 destinations. It is the favorite of the passengers. Due to its structure, A380 offers more space even at Economy Class. At the same time, it allows airlines to conduct special classes, including bars, showers, socializing rooms and even comfortable beds.
- yourHeathrow (@yourHeathrow) March 19th 2018
Between 18-28 in March, Airbus and Heathrow will give A380 gifts to passengers arriving in London on board an A380. And the luckiest of the passengers will receive VIP packages to continue their journey to London.