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The Qatar Airways A380 poses in front of the Sydney skyline (Photo: Qatar Airways)

Qatar Expands Sydney Success With A380 Flight

Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced an aircraft upgrade from the Boeing B777-300ER to the Airbus A380 on their Doha-Sydney route. This will be Qatar's first Australian destination to be served by the Airbus A380 aircraft. Though it appears to be a move based on quick success, the airline launched the Doha-Sydney route back in March 2016 on a daily basis. The A380's seat configuration will expand Qatar's seat capacity by 44% per day. The aircraft upgrade was due to excessive demand on…

Qantas Drops Its Remaining A380 Deliveries: Where Does This Leave…

This week Qantas' Chief Executive Officer announced that the airline sees no market for the remaining eight A380 aircraft the airline is due to receive, highlighting the continued decline for the airframe's long-term prospects. "There's a network for 12 [the airline currently has in service] that's very good and works very…

Emirates Realigns Its US Route Structure

Yesterday, AirlineGeeks broke the news involving Emirates adding its double-decker Airbus A380 service to Washington Dulles. However, what the headlines don't tell is that this interesting move by Emirates isn't just another expansion route, but rather a complete realignment into the way the airline is approaching its routes in North…

Emirates Continues to Rapidly Update Its Fleet

Emirates has announced its plans to retire over 50 airplanes over the next three years as part of a fleet modernization program aimed at reducing the current fleet's average age. The Dubai based carrier will receive 20 Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777-300ERs, which will replace aging aircraft such as…

TRIP REPORT: Qatar Airways’ New A380 to London

Flight: QR 003 Route: DOH✈︎ LHR Flight Time: 7:45 a.m. Aircraft: A380-800 Service Class: Economy For all the trip reports about A380s that I have read, I have noticed few about Qatar’s A380. I knew a bit about what to expect since I was flying in economy for this one,…

Etihad Airways Takes Delivery of Their First Airbus A380

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE has taken delivery of their first of ten A380 aircraft, a major milestone in the Abu Dhabi based airline’s ambitious expansion plans. [caption id="attachment_696" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo provided by Etihad[/caption] The new A380 is configured in a four class configuration, featuring a…