Airbus A380 British Airways has arrived in Hong Kong
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On the morning of October 23, 2013, Airbus A380 British Airways landed in Hong Kong, the second long-haul destination operated by A380 after Los Angeles (24 September 2013). Since October 22, 2013, the British airline operates one of the two daily flights between Hong Kong's London Heathrow Airport with the Airbus A380. The second flight is operated by Boeing 747 or 777 aircraft.
The route of the route London - Hong Kong with Airbus A380:
BA025 LHR 18:40 - 14: 20 + 1 HKG 388 - daily
BA026 HKG 23:25 - 04:50 + 1 LHR 388 - daily
On this route, British Airways competes with Virgin Atlantic and Cathay Pacific.
British Airways entered possession of 3 aircraft A380 from 12 ordered. They are configured in 4 classes and can carry 469 passengers. Customers in First cabin will occupy the seats at the front of the main deck. The cabin will offer 14 seats and is an improvement over the current First class, offering 30% more personal space and 60% more storage space.
Customers in the Club World (business) cabin can choose from the 44 seats on the main deck or the 53 seats on the upper deck. The seats on the upper deck will have a new 2: 3: 2 configuration throughout the cabin.
The 55 seats in the World Traveler Plus cabin (economy upper) will be on the upper deck, while customers in the World Traveler class (economy) can choose seats on both the main and upper deck. Customers traveling to the World Traveler and World Traveler Plus classes will be able to enjoy the new cabs and seats that are so popular on the British Airways 777-300ER fleet.
The next destination to which Airbus A380 British Airways will fly will be Johannesburg starting from 12 February 2014.
British Airways was the new airline to take over A380, after Air France, Emirates Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways.