Airbus A380-800

The A380 has been winning over business and leisure passengers alike since its service introduction in 2007, providing levels of comfort and reliability that have led travelers to specifically request flights on Airbus’ 21st century flagship – which is in operation with carriers around the globe.




The double-deck A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft flying today, with capacity to carry 525 passengers in a comfortable three-class configuration, and up to  853 in a single-class configuration that provides wider seats than its competitor. Overall, the A380’s two decks offer 50 per cent more floor surface than any other high-capacity aircraft.


a380-1With its range of 8,300 nautical miles, the A380 is the ideal solution to alleviate traffic congestion at busy airports. It has two full-length passenger levels with true widebody dimensions: a main deck and an upper deck, which are conveniently linked by fixed stairs forward and aft.


In addition to offering superior levels of passenger comfort, the A380 provides the lowest fuel burn per seat – which allows airlines to substantially reduce CO2 emissions for a healthier environment while achieving profitable, sustainable growth for decades to come.


It also is the quietest long-haul aircraft flying today, generating 50 per cent less noise on departure than the nearest competitor – as well as three to four times lower noise when landing, all while carrying 40 per cent more passengers. Inside the cabin, travellers have applauded the A380 for its extremely quiet cabin, which on average has half the sound energy of other aircraft. This is a key factor in stress-free flights, allowing passengers to arrive at their destination feeling refreshed.


Technical details:

Lenght:                                              72.7 m

Wing span:                                         79.8 m

Height:                                               24.1 m

Cruising speed:                                   907 km/h

Max. altitude:                                     13,100 m

Max. take-off weight:                         560,000 kg

Max. landing weight:                          391,000 kg

Range:                                              12,000 km

Cabin width (Main deck / upper deck): 6.6 m / 5.9 m


Seat maps:


seatmap-a380-800-ldseatmap-a380-800-udLower deck (left):

420 Economy Class seats



Upper deck (right):

8 First Class seats

98 Business Class seats


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