Articles Tagged ‘A380’

Busiest airports worldwide for 25 of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft revealed

Busiest airports worldwide for 25 of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft revealed

We all know Dubai is the place to see A380s but which are the world’s busiest airports for other aircraft types? We look at a range of aircraft types from mega-jumbos to turboprops to see where you should go to see them.

Côte d’Ivoire's Abidjan Airport is one of three on the African continent to see regular A380 services; Ghana #1 country market

Côte d’Ivoire’s Abidjan Airport is one of three on the African continent to see regular A380 services; Ghana #1 country market

After sending a one-off A380 service to Abidjan early last year, Air France now operates three of its seven weekly flights with the aircraft type on the route between its Paris CDG base and the Côte d’Ivoire airport. anna.aero has taken a close look to see how other airlines have developed their operations to the country over the past 12 months, […]

Copenhagen loses Ryanair base, however the ULCC will be the third largest airline this winter; Emirates upgrades to A380

Copenhagen loses Ryanair base, however the ULCC will be the third largest airline this winter; Emirates upgrades to A380

Ryanair recently announced that due to a fallout with Danish unions, it would move its one based 737-800 from Copenhagen to Kaunas. However even with the base closure, the ULCC will still be one of the airport’s largest airlines this winter, despite only starting operations from the facility in March. anna.aero looks into the planned […]


Asiana Airlines competes head-to-head with Korean Air on almost 50 routes; Rome is newest route with Astana to launch on 8 August

Asiana Airlines competes head-to-head with Korean Air on almost 50 routes; Rome is newest route with Astana to launch on 8 August

Star Alliance carrier Asiana Airlines faces tough competition from its main Seoul Incheon base. We reveal the airline’s biggest routes as measured by ASKs, where it flies its A380s and what it’s doing in the domestic market.

We predict Turkish Airlines’ ‘magnificent 7’ routes if it bought 10 A380s

We predict Turkish Airlines’ ‘magnificent 7’ routes if it bought 10 A380s

Turkish Airlines has 55 wide-body aircraft which is set to grow to 79 by 2016. But beyond that there is curiously no expected growth. However, the airline is enjoying reports that it is negotiating the acquisition of 10 A380s. We work out what routes it would fly, based on what other A380 operators have done.

Aircraft size is growing at Europe's busiest airports; Heathrow passes 200-seat mark, but ranks only 27th in world

Aircraft size is growing at Europe’s busiest airports; Heathrow passes 200-seat mark, but ranks only 27th in world

Runway capacity is an issue at many of Europe’s busiest airports. We analyse aircraft size data for the last decade and reveal which of Europe’s top 20 airports have seen the biggest growth in average aircraft size. We also reveal which two European airports beat Heathrow’s figure and which airports lead the global rankings.


London Heathrow Airport - still #1 for Boeing 'jumbo' jet ops

London Heathrow Airport – still #1 for Boeing ‘jumbo’ jet ops

The legendary Boeing 747 may have been trumped as the world’s largest passenger aircraft by the creation of the Airbus A380, but there are still plenty of them operating around the world. We reveal at which airports you are most likely to see one, and where you no longer will. We also reveal the top […]

Malaysia Airlines welcomes A380s, oneworld membership and return to profitability as competition intensifies

Malaysia Airlines welcomes A380s, oneworld membership and return to profitability as competition intensifies

Competing against AirAsia obviously isn’t easy, but after a difficult period, Malaysia Airlines is gradually getting itself back on track, thanks to new aircraft, capacity and route cuts and lower costs. Air France, Malindo Air and Turkish Airlines are all set to make things even more challenging in the coming months.

Boeing further extends gap over Airbus; Thai Airways takes its first A380; Air India and United join the 787 club

Boeing further extends gap over Airbus; Thai Airways takes its first A380; Air India and United join the 787 club

For the second consecutive month, Boeing delivered more aircraft than its European counterpart, as the gap widens to 31 units. But which carrier took the delivery of the 100th A320 manufactured in China? How many airlines now operate A380s, now that Thai Airways joined the club? And how many 787s does it take to deliver […]


Boeing widens the gap over Airbus; Ethiopian Airlines and LAN welcome the 787

Boeing widens the gap over Airbus; Ethiopian Airlines and LAN welcome the 787

A total of 86 aircraft were delivered by Airbus and Boeing in August, and the American manufacturer now leads the delivery race by a safe margin of 16 units. But which two airlines are new 787-8 operators? Which three Chinese carriers received more than one single-aisle aircraft from Boeing? And which air framer delivered to […]

Thai Airways growing again as A380 arrives; China biggest, but next new route to Sapporo in Japan

Thai Airways growing again as A380 arrives; China biggest, but next new route to Sapporo in Japan

After several years of stagnant passenger numbers, Thai Airways is reporting growth in 2012 and capacity is set to rise as the airline takes delivery of its new generation aircraft on order. But which European destination did the Star Alliance airline drop last year, and which route did it start instead? In which market is […]

Airbus narrows distance to Boeing in July; Malaysia Airlines receives second A380

Airbus narrows distance to Boeing in July; Malaysia Airlines receives second A380

The gap between Airbus and Boeing remains to the advantage of the American air framer in July. But by how many single-aisle aircraft does Airbus lead over Boeing? How many more 777s does Boeing need to deliver to fulfil Emirates’ order? And which important Briton toured Malaysia Airlines’ second A380 during Farnborough Air Show?