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Airbus A380: Current Routes and Operators

Airbus A380: Current Routes and Operators

by jeffreyFebruary 14, 2015

The Airbus A380 is a behemoth, more like a flying ship than an airplane. Here’s a graphic comparing the A380’s size to that of the Boeing 787:

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Unlike the Boeing 747, Airbus’ A380 upper deck covers the entire span of the plane’s body and thus gives it significantly more room–exactly 40% more square-footage than the B747, to be exact. This extra space allows the monstrous plane to hold up to  525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in an all-economy class configuration.

The record-setting capacity, along with the fact that airports must be modified to even accept the jet, have added to the allure and media hype of the aircraft; I mean, it was even rumored that a Saudi Price was working on a purchasing an A380 to be used as his very own flying palace:



So, how many A380s are out there and who operates them?

CarrierActiveNot BuiltOn OrderOtherGrand Total
Air Austral11
Air France10111
Airbus Industrie145
Asiana Airlines224
British Airways819
China Southern Airlines55
Etihad Airways145
Federal Express (FedEx)22
Korean Air Lines1010
Malaysia Airlines639
Qatar Airways426
Singapore Airlines1919
Thai Airways International66
Grand Total1539234189

Source of data for this spreadsheet:

Here’s a quick breakdown, by carrier, of cities/routes that are operated by the A380:

Air Austral

Not yet delivered

Air France

airfrance a380 routes

Airbus Industrie

Not used on commercial routes

Asiana Airlines

asiana a380 routes

British Airways

british airways a380 routes

China Southern Airlines

chinasouthern a380 routes


emirates a380 routes

Etihad Airways

etihad a380 routes

Federal Express (FedEx)

Not yet delivered and won’t be used on commercial passengers routes

Korean Air Lines

koreanair a380 routes


lufthansa a380 routes

Malaysia Airlines

malaysian a380 routes


qantas a380 routes

Qatar Airways

qatar a380 routes

Singapore Airlines

singapore a380 routes

Thai Airways International

thai a380 routes

Up next: The Top 15 Longest A380 flights in the world!

Feature image source: CC BY 2.5

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