The Airbus A380 was an airliner that fell behind the times, both in the market it was designed to serve and in the technologies that made it such a novel passenger proposition. The A380 entered commercial service on Oct. 25, 2007, with Singapore Airlines. The first flight from Singapore to Sydney was operated under flight number SQ380. It gained significant media attention not just because of the A380’s double-deck size but because Singapore Airlines had included first-class private ...

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