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Flights to Hawaii on the Airbus A380!

This article will talk about the video published by "SankeiNews," titled "ANA|The World's Largest Passenger Plane|Airbus A380|Inside Look!" (世界最大の旅客機「エアバスA380」内部公開). This video will explore the interior of ANA Airbus A380.

On April 23, 2019, ANA gave the press an inside look at the interior of the FLYING HONU, the world's largest double-decker passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, which will operate on the Narita-Honolulu route, at Narita Airport. A380 began operation on May 24th, 2019 for the first time, under a Japanese Airline company.

What Is the Airbus A380?

As shown at the beginning of the video, the exterior of the Airbus A380 is painted to resemble a sea turtle, which is considered to be a sacred creature in Hawaii. It holds a total of 520 seats which is the largest number of seats on any ANA flight: 8 first class, 56 business class, 76 premium economy, and 383 economy seats. You can see a glimpse of the cabin at 0:15 in the video.

One special feature of this plane is that some of the economy seats convert to couch seating so that passengers, especially children, can lay down comfortably. Each floor has a bar counter for beverages and there's a multi-purpose room at the back of the first floor for changing and breast feeding.

The luxurious First Class can be seen at 2:01 in the video.It features a luxurious in-flight service and a full range of toiletries and bedding.

The Airbus A380 has four engines and is approximately 73 metres long, 80 metres wide and 24 metres tall, with a cruise speed of 910 kilometres per hour and a total flight distance of 13,330 kilometres.

Features of the Airbus A380

The ANA Airbus A380 has a variety of features. The seat pitch is 34 inches (86 centimeters), which allows you to stretch your legs out. The A380 is also equipped with one of the largest LCD monitors in the economy class, offering the latest movies and in-flight programs.
There's also a PC power supply and USB port at your feet to keep your gadgets from running out of juice.

The in-flight meal will be served in collaboration with "bills," which is said to serve some of the best breakfast in the world. You can enjoy Pork Schnitzel and a Japanese inspired grilled chicken with coconut curry sauce, from 10,000 ft. There are a variety of kids' meals as well.

At 1:06 in the video, you can see limited edition plush toys and original goods such as a 1/500 scale FLYING HONU model on sale inside the plane.

The Airbus A380 Operates Globally

Image of the Airbus A380
Photo:Airplane・Airbus A380

The Airbus A380, shown in the video, is a turbofan four-engine, super-sized passenger aircraft manufactured by the European company Airbus. The A380 is the largest passenger aircraft in history, with 234 aircrafts in operation by 14 companies worldwide, including Emirates and Singapore Airlines. Historically, the A380 was operated by Singapore Airlines on October 15, 2007, with service between Singapore and Sydney.

Japanese airline Skymark agreed to purchase the Airbus A380 on November 8, 2010, but the deal unfortunately fell apart. ANA, on the other hand, was scheduled to reach a purchase agreement in 2008, but due to the stock market crash that year no progress was made.
In 2016, it was reported that three Airbus A380 aircrafts would be introduced to the Honolulu route in the spring of 2019, as shown in the video, and the Airbus A380 aircraft, with a sea turtle paint design, began service as FLYING HONU.

Summary of the Airbus A380

What did you think of ANA's Airbus A380?
This article introduced the interior and history of the luxurious Airbus A380. You can take a look at the cockpit at 2:28 in the video, too, so be sure to check it out. The Airbus A380 is said to be priced at $445.6 million USD.

The A380 only operating between Hawaii and Japan at this time, but if you're planning on traveling between Japan and hawaii be sure to look into flights on the massive A380!

【Official Website】New A380/ ANA’s new Hawaii with FLYING HONU
https://www.ana.co.jp/ja/jp/hawaii24/airbus380/

Written By
Sep. 15, 2020
Japan
山本 孝(Takashi Yamamoto)
I've been a writer for seven years. I write articles on travel, food, and history.
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