Qatar Airways Shifts A380 Focus From Paris To Bangkok

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    While Emirates has more A380s than they know what to do with, Etihad and Qatar actually took a pretty conservative strategy when it comes to A380 acquisitions (one of the few areas in which those carriers are conservative). They each have just 10 A380s on (firm) order, so they won't be flying them to every destination in the world just for giggles, as Emirates does. Etihad Airways has been pretty clear about their strategy, given how exceptional their A380s are. They'll fly them to London, New York, and Sydney, so that they're exclusive and they can offer a consistent experience in those markets. Unless they decide to order more A380s, I wouldn't expect to see them in any other markets. Qatar Airways has been a bit less clear when it comes to their A380 strategy. They took delivery of their first A380 last year (I was on the inaugural flight from Doha to London), which they first flew to London, then to Paris, and then (surprisingly) to Bangkok. What makes Qatar Airways' A380 especially interesting is that it's the only plane on which they plan on offering a first class product long term, as they think first class is obsolete and would rather offer a "super business class." The post Qatar Airways Shifts A380 Focus From Paris To Bangkok appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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