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.