Air Austral, based in Saint Denis on the idyllic
La Réunion island, has ordered two Airbus A380s.
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Alliance engines and seating around 840 passengers in a
single-class configuration, the aircraft will be operated on the
high-density route from La Réunion to Paris, France.
A380 will offer the best comfort of any aircraft in a high density
configuration. With its spacious and extremely quiet cabins, we'll
enter a new era in terms of economic air travel.” said Gérard
Ethève, President of Air Austral.
The A380 has unmatched levels of operating
costs and fuel efficiency, consuming generally less than three litres per passenger per 100 kilometres. With the Air Austral
configuration, fuel consumption levels below two litres per
passenger per 100 kilometres can be expected.
The A380 not only complies with
today’s noise limits, it is also significantly quieter
than any other large aircraft flying today.
20 A380s are currently in
service with four customers, connecting four continents on 13
major international routes. The in-service A380 fleet has
accumulated over 82,000 revenue flight hours in over 8,700
commercial flights. Over 3 million passengers have already
flown the A380.
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