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  • Thai Airways A380 First Flight
    Posted by Robert Wall 8:48 AM on Mar 06, 2012

    Airbus on March 6 completed the first flight of a Thai Airways A380, which is due for handover this year.

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    The airline will become the second new A380 operator this year when it receives the first of its six aircraft in the third quarter; Thai also is the ninth A380 operator of 19 overall customers.

    The aircraft left Toulouse for Hamburg for its cabin installation and to get a full pain job.

    Malaysia Airlines will be the eight operator, with handover planned in the first half of the year. It, too, has signed for six of the aircraft.

    Meanwhile, Korean Air notes it will begin Seoul to Frankfurt A380 service on March 25.

    Tags: tw99, Airbus, A380

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