A380 tour – For all Qantas, A380, & Aircraft fans out there, Qantas will
be doing a series of A380 promotional and pilot training flights around
Australia before she goes into service on 20 October 2008. The first stop will be Melbourne on Thursday 25 September 2008 arriving at 9:30 am.Brisbane touching down at 11:20am that
Adelaide your first chance to see the Qantas A380 will be Saturday 27 September
arriving at 12:15pm
Perth will be 1pm on Tuesday 14 October
is a awesome opportunity to see the latest and greatest edition to Qantas’
fleet the Qantas A380
full Qantas Press release can be read below:
Qantas said today that, following the arrival of its new
A380 last Sunday, the aircraft would commence a program of pilot training
flights on Thursday 25 September that would take it to Melbourne, Brisbane,
Adelaide and Perth.
The Executive General Manager of Qantas, Mr John Borghetti,
said the aircraft would also undertake promotional flights in Sydney, Melbourne
“The Qantas A380 will operate its first commercial
service between Melbourne and Los Angeles on 20 October, and a range of pilot
and ground training, maintenance and promotional activities are planned in the
lead up to this milestone,” Mr Borghetti said.
Melbourne: The Qantas A380 is scheduled to land for the
first time at approximately 7.30am on Thursday 25 September. It will then
return regularly through to Friday 17 October before operating its inaugural
service to Los Angeles on 20 October.
The aircraft will fly over the MCG as part of the AFL grand final pre-match
celebrations on Saturday 27 September.
A promotional flight is also scheduled for the morning of Thursday 2 October.
Brisbane: The aircraft is scheduled to land for the first
time at approximately 11.20am on Thursday 25 September. It will then return
regularly until Saturday 11 October.
A promotional flight is planned for the afternoon of Thursday 2 October.
Adelaide: The aircraft is scheduled to land for the first
time at approximately 12.15pm on Saturday 27 September. It will then return
regularly until Friday 17 October.
Perth: The aircraft will land at approximately 8am and
depart at approximately 1pm on Tuesday 14 October.
On board the promotional flights will be Qantas’ corporate customers, frequent
flyers, local dignitaries and media.
Following its inaugural service on 20 October 2008, the
first service from Sydney to Los Angeles will operate on 24 October. Qantas
A380 services between Sydney and London via Singapore will commence in January
Qantas will take delivery of three 450-seat A380s by the
end of 2008, eight by the end of 2009 and have 20 aircraft in service by the
end of 2013.