Maiden flight of first Qatar A380

Maiden flight of first Qatar Airways A380 from Toulouse, Sept. 9 (Image P. Pigeyre / EM company © Airbus)
Maiden flight of first Qatar Airways A380 from Toulouse, Sept. 9 (Image P. Pigeyre / EM company © Airbus)

Qatar Airways’ first A380 took off from Toulouse in France at September 9, 2013, on its maiden flight to Hamburg. In the German city the aircraft will be fitted with its cabin before being painted.

The Doha based carrier has firm orders for ten A380s and will become the eleventh airline to join the club of A380 operators when it takes delivery of this aircraft in 2014.

Since first entering service in 2007, 108 A380s are in operation with ten airlines and have accumulated over one million flight hours in more than 120,000 commercial flights. To date 44 million passengers flown on board an A380.

Source: Airbus