The A380 is the largest passenger aircraft in the world. It has a double decker body and four engines and it has 40% more floor space than a Boeing 747, the world’s next largest airliner. This incredible aircraft will now be serving the British Airways route from Hong Kong to London, an incredibly popular travel route for international business as well as for tourism and travel. This announcement was made with great fanfare and celebration, with performances and a fashion show to celebrate the launch of the first flight.
The Flight Classes Offered
The A380 is designed to accommodate 469 passengers across four different cabins. The First Class cabins have 30% more personal space than previous designs, as well as 60% more stowage space. The First Class seats even feature a ‘buddy seat’ so that your friend can come sit next to you for a meal or a chat.
Club World Business Class is the level below First, followed by World Traveller Plus Premium Economy and World Traveller Economy. The difference between World Traveller Plus and World Traveller is that the premium option offers an upgraded meal service, extra space, a better amenity kit and a larger entertainment system screen.
How Often Does it Fly?
The new A380 will make two daily non-stop flights from Hong Kong. This will be very convenient for business travellers as well as tourists, as it will create more options for this travel route. The flights travel between Hong Kong International Airport and London Heathrow.
How Was the Launch Celebrated?
The launch of the A380 turned out to be quite a large party, even more so than expected. Some of the best names in British fashion, music, design and cuisine got together in Hong Kong to celebrate the inaugural flight. The event was called “Gig on a Wing” and it featured a glamorous fashion show from acclaimed British designer Alice Temperley. There was also an exclusive live performance by X-Factor winning artist Leona Lewis, who performed on a stage that was flush with the 261 foot wing of the airplane.
Booking Your Travel with Flight Centre
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