Skymark Airlines, Japan’s third largest and fast growing airline, has placed firm orders with Airbus for two more A380 aircraft.
This latest purchase agreement brings the total number of A380s ordered by Skymark to six aircraft. The Japanese carrier plans to start operations with the A380 on international routes linking Narita to destinations in Europe and the U.S.
Skymark Airlines President, Shinichi Nishikubo, said, “The A380 is a remarkable aircraft, setting new standards in air travel, and giving us strong competitive advantages in the international market. Therefore, we have decided to increase the firm order to six aircraft. We are extremely happy to become the very first Japanese airline to offer our passengers a unique and new experience of flying with the A380.”
The A380 is the most advanced, spacious and eco-efficient airliner in service today. Over 12 million passengers have already enjoyed flying on board the all-new aircraft.
The in-service fleet has accumulated by now almost 300,000 revenue flight hours in nearly 33,000 commercial flights. Today, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, and Korean Air operate the aircraft on daily services to Narita Airport.
Total firm orders for the A380 stand at 236 from 18 customers worldwide and 51 aircraft have been delivered to six customers.
The Paris Air Show is being held this week at Le Bourget near the French capital, Paris.
Updated : 25-06-2011 23:49:55
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