British Airways reveals LA and Hong Kong as first A380 destinations

The first A380 flights will serve LA from mid-October and Hong Kong from mid-November.

BA’s biggest plane will carry up to 469 passengers. The airline has 12 A380s on order.

British Airways has been keeping us guessing over which destinations its new A380s will connect us to. Now the wait is finally over…

Los Angeles will be the superjumbo’s first port of call, the airline confirmed today. The first flights are scheduled to depart Heathrow from mid-October. A380 flights to Hong Kong will follow from mid-November.

British Airways will offer four classes of travel, with 303 seats in World Traveller (economy), 55 in World Traveller Plus (premium economy), 97 in Club World (business) and 14 in First.

Passengers travelling in economy and business class will be able to choose seats on the main deck or upper deck. While first class seats will be at the front of the main deck, and premium economy seats will be confined to the upper deck.

The airline said its economy and premium economy cabins will be updated to match the cabin on board its new 777-300ER fleet.

We’ll have to wait until British Airways receives its first A380 in July before further announcements are made about what the cabin experience will be like.

Before putting the A380 into passenger service, British Airways said it will train pilots on the aircraft type on short-haul routes within Europe.

“A380 enthusiasts eager to be on the very first commercial services should note that dates for these will be announced once plans for training flights are completed,” the airline said.

Video teaser: BA uses CGI to give us a preview of the A380 cabin:

The provisional A380 schedule

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