London - Johannesburg with Airbus A380 British Airways, starting February 12, 2014 (video)
British Airways announces the introduction of the Airbus A380 on the route London - Johannesburg, starting with February 12, 2014. For the beginning, the airline will operate three flights per week, and from March 10, 2014, the frequency will increase to six flights per week. Round-trip ticket prices in London start at 1010 Euro in the World Traveler cabin (economy), 1600 Euro in the World Traveler Plus cabin (economy superior), 3791 Euro in the Club World cabin (business) and 7156 Euro in the First cabin.
Fans of the A380 model, eager to be among the passengers of the first A380 flight to Johannesburg, must consider that the date of the inaugural flight could be overtaken, which will be announced in advance.
To mark this moment, rugby heavyweights in the UK and South Africa - Chris Robshaw, Bryan Habana and Jean De Villiers - have accepted one of the biggest challenges of their careers - to measure their strengths with the Airbus A380, the largest British Airways aircraft.
Weighing 110 kg, 95 kg and 101 kg respectively, Robshaw, the English rugby captain, along with Havana and De Villiers from Springboks, the South African national team, were photographed trying to shoot the newest member of the company's fleet. overhead (weighing over 366.000 kg) on the runway of Manston Airport in Kent. The event was also attended by Georgia May Jagger, a model, who oversaw the maneuvers.
Airbus A380 British Airways, which will make five weekly flights to Los Angeles starting September 24, will double its daily flights to Hollywood from April 2013 to 10. Also, starting from October 2014 22, the aircraft will make daily flights to Hong Kong.
British Airways A380 aircraft has 469 seating capacity in all four cabs. 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.
Due to its innovative design, the aircraft is much quieter at take-off and landing and has a fuel consumption of 16% lower than a Boeing 747. British Airways has ordered 12 A380 aircraft to be delivered to 2016. Three of them will arrive this year, followed by another five in 2014.