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Asiana becomes 11th A380 operator

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 27, 2014
Asiana's first A380 departs Toulouse. (Airbus)
Asiana’s first A380 departs Toulouse. (Airbus)

Asiana Airlines has become the 11th operator to take delivery of the Airbus A380. The South Korean airline’s first of six A380s was handed over in a ceremony at Airbus’s Toulouse facility on May 26.

Asiana’s A380s are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900s and are being fitted with a three-class, 495-seat layout. The airline plans to use the A380 initially on regional services from Seoul to Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok, on then on long-haul routes such as to Los Angeles.

Airbus says it currently holds 324 firm A380 orders from 20 customers.

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