December 16, 2013
Asiana Airlines’ first Airbus A380 performs maiden flight
Asiana Airlines’ first A380 has successfully completed its maiden flight. The A380 flew on December 13th from Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse, France to the aircraft manufacturer’s site in Hamburg, Germany, where it will undergo painting and cabin furnishing. Asiana Airlines will become the twelfth operator of the A380 when it takes delivery of its first aircraft in the second quarter of 2014. The airline has firm orders for six A380s and will operate the aircraft on its primary routes from Seoul to the US.