Jumbo Airbus A380 Defies Skeptics
PARIS (TheStreet) -- Four years ago, when the Airbus A380 first flew, the skepticism was overwhelming because the plane was big, the delays were long and the demand seemed limited.
Today, the A380 story is a far different story, one of new service to popular routes. This month, Air France began Paris-Washington Dulles service, and Lufthansa began Frankfurt-Miami service.
It is not just major international gateways that have A380 service. Air France also flies the plane between Paris and Montreal, while Emirates flies it from Dubai to Manchester, England. "We've been surprised by the number of places it's gone," said Airbus spokesman Clay McConnell. "It's not just flying to London Heathrow."
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