Jun 29 2009
As Emirates flight 241 approached the runway on its inaugural flight into Toronto yesterday afternoon, a few audible gasps could be heard from the crowd gathered against the windows of Terminal 1. There was no debate: this aircraft was enormous.
Um.Â Yeah.Â This thing is an absolute monster.
Introduced into commercial service in October of 2007, the Airbus A380 is part of a new class of “superjumbo” airliners that not only carry a larger number of passengers on long-haul flights, but also introduce a new standard of luxury. Emirates is to be the largest operator of 380s, currently with five in service and fifty-three more on order at a cost of $19 billion.
From High Def televisions to stairwells to minibars to your own shower, this Airbus is no joke.
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