Asian carriers set for A380 dominance

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  1. uggboy
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    Asian carriers set for A380 dominance;)


    By the end of next year five Asian carriers will count the A380 superjumbo among their fleet, with China Southern, Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways set to join existing A380 operators SIA and Korean Air.
    Singapore Airlines was the first carrier to operate the A380 back in 2007, and currently has 12 superjumbos in its fleet, featuring SIA’s latest fully flat business class seats and suites in first class. The carrier has a total of 19 A380 aircraft on order, and recently revealed a second layout for new A380 deliveries, featuring an all-business class upper deck (see online news May 23).
    Korean Air became the second Asian airline to take delivery of the superjumbo in May (see online news May 24), and currently operates the aircraft on routes to Hong Kong and Tokyo, with Bangkok, New York, LA and Paris all set to see the carrier’s A380 this year. Korean Air has a total of 10 superjumbos on order.

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    Can't wait to see the Thai 388!

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    Well "dominance" is a strong word. As mentioned in the article:

    With almost 40% of the firm orders, I'd say that Emirates is the dominant A380 carrier.
     
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    Looking forward to the A380s that OZ ordered as well! It's a few years down the road but the possibility of a new F product is exciting especially if the A380 will have it. The new C product will most likely be used on the A380 and A350. Not sure what they plan on doing with the Y product but it is good as is!

    I wouldn't be surprised if OZ follows KE and makes the upper deck of the A380 as an all-C cabin in the upper deck. So hello SQ!

    A new F hard product with the consistently awesome soft product = exciting! Plan on saving some miles for a trip in the "new F" hopefully! :)
     
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    What the article forgets is that Emirates is also an Asian carrier.
     
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