Posted on 6th September 2010 at 3:55pm
New Super Jumbo Arrives at Manchester Airport
At the beginning of September 2010 Emirates airlines flew their new Airbus A380 into Manchester airport for the first time. A large crowd had gathered to see it touch down for the first time.
The Airbus A380 can hold up to 525 passengers based on economy,business and first class configuration. Speaking of first and business classes the A380 offers some truly amazing levels of service. There are 14 private suites for first class passengers and business class passengers are equiped with private pods. First and business class passengers can also expect to find personal mini bars, personal flat screen TV’s and bedside clocks with their private areas furnished in burnished walnut. However, economy class travellers will also notice an improvement in the amount of space they are allocated per seat.
A few A380 facts :
- Each aircraft costs Â£200m.
- Each aircraft weighs 421 tonnes.
- It consumes 3 litres of fuel per passenger per kilometre.
- You’ll need approximately 3,600 litres of paint to paint it.
- It’s 85% recyclable.
Manchester airport managing director Andrew Cornish said that the arrival of the Airbus A380 was ‘a dream come true’. The Airbus A380 will now be a daily visitor to Manchester airport.
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