ANA to Order Airbus A380 Superjumbos
All Nippon Airways will reportedly order three Airbus A380 super jumbos in early 2016.
The potential deal, first reported in Nikkei Asian Review, would have a value of ¥150 billion ($1.23 billion). The planes are slated to be added to the fleet in fiscal 2018 and would make ANA the first Japanese airline to operate the A380.
ANA plans to use the planes on long-haul routes to Hawaii and other destinations, the report said.
The A380 is capable of carrying 555 passengers in a typical three-class configuration or 853 in an all-economy configuration. It was first flown in 2007 by launch customer Singapore Airlines. Lufthansa and Emirates are two other major operators of the type.
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