(Video) 10 years since the first flight operated by an Airbus A380 aircraft

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On 27 April 2005, Airbus was writing a tab in aviation history with the first flight operated by Airbus A380. Shortly after, the super jumbo became the most beloved plane for passengers, lovers of airplanes, but also for aviation photography enthusiasts.

To date, the largest passenger plane has collected orders for 317 units from 18 airline operators, representing a share of 90% of this market. Emirates has the largest fleet of Airbus A380, with 60 of aircraft received and other 80 on hold. The other A380 operators are: Air France, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, China Southern Airlines, Etihad, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International (THAI).

Firm orders for Airbus A380:

Air Austral 2
Air France 12
Amedeo 20
Asiana Airlines NEVER
British Airways NEVER
China Southern 5
Emirates NEVER
Etihad NEVER
Korean Airlines NEVER
Lufthansa NEVER
Malaysia Airlines 6
Qantas Airways 20
Qatar Airways NEVER
Singapore Airlines NEVER
Thai Airways NEVER
Transaero 4
Undisclosed 10
Virgin Atlantic NEVER

Read: 10 years of Airbus A380 - New generation, new experience

In 10 years, Airbus A380 aircraft transported approximately 75 millions of passengers on the 96 of routes served, to the 45 of destinations where super jumbo flies. Every approximately 4 minutes, an Airbus A380-800 takes off or lands.



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