Qatar Airways' 1st A380 Takes Off for its Maiden Flight
- Flies to Hamburg for painting and cabin installation
Qatar Airways’ first A380 took off from Toulouse on its maiden flight to Hamburg where the aircraft will be fitted with its cabin before being painted.
The Doha based carrier has firm orders for ten A380s and will become the eleventh airline to join the prestigious club of A380 operators when it takes delivery of this aircraft in 2014.
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Since first entering service in 2007, 108 A380s are in operation with ten world class carriers and have accumulated over one million flight hours in more than 120,000 commercial flights. To date 44 million passengers have already enjoyed the unique experience of flying on board an A380.
Source : Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)