British Airways’ millionth A380 customer took flight on Saturday November 15 on the BA268 from Los Angeles to London departing at 8.45pm (local time) – the first destination the airline’s superjumbo flew to on its inaugural flight.
British Airways took delivery of its first A380, registration LEA, in July 2013. Following a complex introduction to service programme, the first flight departed to Los Angeles on September 24, 2013.
The airline now has eight of the 12 A380s due to join the fleet flying between Heathrow and Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Singapore and Washington.
Next April the superjumbos will begin flying to San Francisco, followed by Miami in October, which will benefit from a double daily service.
The new A380 route to Miami is part of British Airways’ plans to enhance the usage of facilities in Terminal 3 and Terminal 5 by combining its operations in two terminals and moving out of Terminal 1.
In the coming 12 months, flights to 20 British Airways destinations, including Miami, will change terminals at Heathrow and by the middle of October 2015 all of the airline’s services will depart from either its flagship home of Terminal 5 or the main oneworld alliance Heathrow base in Terminal 3. Meanwhile, British Airways is investing more than £5bn in new aircraft, smarter cabins, elegant lounges, and new technologies to make life more comfortable in the air and on the ground.
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