The Japanese company will take delivery of the A380s from 2019. ANA Group has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines to power its new A380 fleet.

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Iran Air’s Airbus order was was signed by Farhad Parvaresh, the carrier’s chairman and CEO. It includes 73 Airbus widebody jets and 45 single-aisle aircraft.

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Singapore Airlines is celebrating its home nation’s 50th anniversary by giving two Airbus A380s a special livery, which features a large Singapore flag-themed design on each aircraft’s fuselage.

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Singapore Airlines has unveiled the seat it will use in the Premium Economy Class cabins it will introduce into service in August, and has provided details of the in-flight service offerings available to passengers in the new cabin class.

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With the introduction of its 2015 summer schedule, Lufthansa will serve New York JFK with its two largest aircraft types for the first time.

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Etihad Airways will introduce the Airbus A380 on its Abu Dhabi-New York JFK route on December 1, 2015. Before that, the airline will begin A380 service between Abu Dhabi and Sydney on June 1.

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The airline will introduce its Premium Economy Class on August 9, when passengers traveling on select flights from Singapore to Sydney will be able to sit in Singapore Airlines’ new cabin class.

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The airline will introduce its new cabin class on November 22 on all the routes operated by its Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental fleet.

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The design pattern for the new livery is named ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’. It uses a color palette which reflects the varying hues of the landscape of the UAE, from the darker sands of Liwa to the lighter colors seen in the Northern Emirates.

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Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, at the Airbus facility at Finkelwerder Airfield near Hamburg.

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The airline announced it would introduce the Airbus A380 on the route following approval on August 7 from New Zealand’s Minister of Transport for SIA’s proposed antitrust-immunized alliance with Air New Zealand on routes between the two island nations.

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The New Zealand Minister of Transport has approved Air New Zealand’s proposed alliance with Singapore Airlines. This clearance represents the New Zealand regulatory approval needed for Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand to proceed in creating the alliance.

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Airbus is likely to be particularly unhappy because Skymark Airlines’ first A380 is already flying, having performed its first flight on April 8. The aircraft was due for delivery by 2015, so Skymark Airlines has given Airbus little notice of its intention to cancel its six-A380 order.

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Emirates is replacing Boeing 777-300ERs with Airbus A380s on its routes from Dubai to San Francisco and Houston, from December 1 and December 3 respectively.

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The new concourse extension at Terminal B contains a total of 10 new gates. The gates, numbered from B30 to B39, will be used to serve American Eagle regional jet flights. Meanwhile, Qantas has announced it will replace the 747-400s used on its Sydney-DFW service with Airbus A380s.

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This means Transaero’s Airbus A380 superjumbos will easily have the highest seating density of any A380s delivered by 2015 and will also have more seats than any other commercial aircraft.

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On April 8, 2014, following completion of airframe assembly and system tests in Toulouse, Skymark Airlines’ first Airbus A380 flew from Toulouse Blagnac Airport to the manufacturer’s completion facility at Finkenwerder Airfield near Hamburg.

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Singapore Airlines plans to operate A380s daily to both Mumbai and New Delhi from May 30, replacing daily flights that currently serve each city using Boeing 777-200s. SIA will continue to operate a second daily flight on each of the routes with Boeing 777-200s.

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Dallas/Fort Worth will become the 28th international destination to which Emirates operates the aircraft. It will join New York JFK and Los Angeles International Airport as U.S. destinations that Emirates serves with Airbus A380 superjumbos.

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