Today Qantas welcomed the arrival into
Sydney of its first out of a total order of 20 Airbus A380s double-decker superjumbo
aircraft. Its arrival in Australia dead on 9am on Sunday 21 September 2008, was
delivered two years late due to engineering issues at Airbus.
Qantas’s first A380 will be officially named
Nancy-Bird Walton at a naming ceremony
in Sydney on Tuesday September 30, and will then be involved in pilot training
and promotional flights around Australia in early October, before her first
commercial flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles on 20 October 2008 and then a
Sydney to Los Angeles flight on 24 October 2008.
Qantas also today launched a new TV
Commercial featuring its new Airbus A380, the YouTube version of the video can be watched