A380 in British Airways livery. Courtesy, Airbus
British Airways has announced it will launch its first Airbus A380—which is scheduled for delivery in July—on Los Angeles, Calif. and Hong Kong routes. Its London-Los Angeles A380 service will tentatively launch Oct. 15 followed by Hong Kong service, tentatively scheduled for Nov. 15.
The oneworld carrier stressed the dates have not yet been finalized and will be formally announced once training flights have been completed. The aircraft will be configured with 469 seats across four cabins.
The A380 delivery marks the first of the type to be operated by a UK carrier, which has 12 on order. Deliveries are scheduled through 2016.