Aircraft manufacturer Airbus have released a video highlighting the benefits of utilising their A380 model. The double-deck, wide-body four-engine jet liner is the largest passenger airliner in the world. It has the ability to carry 525 people in a three class system, or in an all economy configuration, 853 passengers.
The manufacturer predicts that the aircraft could unlock an additional $23 million in revenues for the airlines flying the A380. This idea is reiterated in the case studies, which looks at both Birmingham, England and Los Angeles in the U.S.
Speaking on the video, President of World Trade Centre Los Angeles, Stephen Cheung said the daily non-stop overseas flights coming into the city “generates hundreds of millions of dollars in economic growth and economic activities. With the A380, the capacity increases and so we have even more people coming so I am sure that number is even higher than before.”
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) hopes to become the biggest A380 airport on the continent, as the city prepares for major sporting events. Los Angeles has put in a bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024, but faces competition from Rome, Paris and Budapest.
Birmingham, on the other hand, has seen capacity increase by 15 percent since Emirates Airline launched daily A380 services from Dubai, bringing in traffic from the Middle East and Asia. Emirates is the biggest A380 customer with 140 on order and 75 delivered.
As of March 2016, Airbus had received 319 firm orders and delivered 184 A380 aircraft, the majority flying and due to be delivered to Emirates.