British Airways Joins Elite Band of Airlines


With the delivery of its first A380 on July 4th, BA becomes only the second airline to fly both Airbus and Boeing's flagship aircraft. China Southern was the first to operate both the 787 and A380. Future members of this elite club should include Etihad Airways, Korean Air Lines, QANTAS, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Transaero Airlines of Russia and Virgin Atlantic.

Photo: BA's first A380 prior to delivery. (Nigel Howarth)

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