The Super Jumbo Will Be Placed On Sydney To LA And London
Qantas Airways has taken delivery
of its fourth Airbus A380, with the aircraft arriving in Sydney
following a ferry flight from Toulouse, France.
Qantas Airways Senior Executive Vice President, The Americas and
Pacific, Mr. Wally R. Mariani, A.M. said the addition of the
aircraft to the fleet would see Qantas A380 services increase at
Los Angeles and London beginning September 7th.
“Our A380 services, which commenced in October 2008 at
LAX, have been incredibly popular with customers and the aircraft
has generated extremely positive passenger feedback,” Mr.
Mariani said. “This fourth aircraft will allow us to increase
Los Angeles-Sydney services from three to four per week as well as
increase London-Singapore-Sydney A380 services from three to five
“Our fifth and sixth A380s are also due for delivery by
the end of the year, after which we will provide customers daily
A380 services from Los Angeles and London to Sydney and increase
Los Angeles-Melbourne services from two to three per week," he
continued. “Qantas will then operate 17 weekly round trip
A380 services between the U.S. and the U.K. and
The new aircraft is named Fergus McMaster in honor of one of the
airline’s founders and its first Chairman.
The first three Qantas A380s are named: Nancy-Bird Walton, after
the first woman to fly a commercial aviation service in Australia;
and Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, the two other founders of
Qantas. Hudson Fysh was also Qantas’ first Managing
Since October 2008, Qantas has carried more than 300,000
passengers on its 450-seat, four class A380 services and is the
only airline flying the A380 in the U.S.
In addition to the fifth and sixth aircraft due by the end of
2009, three more A380 aircraft are scheduled for delivery in