Qantas today started selling tickets for
the first inaugural flight of its Airbus A380, this first Qantas A380 flight from
Melbourne to Los Angeles will take place on Monday 20th of October,
and will be followed by the first Qantas Airbus A380 flight from Sydney to Los
Angeles on Friday 24th of October. These first two flights Melbourne
Los Angeles return and Sydney Los Angeles return will be operated by the same
aircraft named Nancy Bird-Walton (MSN014
Figure 1: Qantas A380 Nancy Bird-Walton (MSN014
VH-OQA) will operate first flight from 20th October 2008
After Qantas receives its second Airbus
A380 in November it will operate two weekly A380 flights between Melbourne and
Los Angeles and three weekly flights between Sydney and Los Angeles.
“All four classes of the A380 will offer passengers greater
levels of space and comfort, as well as state-of-the-art interiors designed by
“The A380 will also offer significant improvements in terms
of environmental performance, including reduced fuel consumption and emissions,
greater efficiency and less noise,” Gurney added.
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