For the first time, Etihad Airways unveiled its all-new livery design on its first Airbus A380 at a special ceremony at the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The airline’s first flagship aircraft will now go through its final phase of cabin furnishing, followed by ground and flight tests, before being delivered to the Abu Dhabi based airline towards the end of the year.
Etihad Airways has firm orders for ten A380s and will become the 13th operator of the aircraft.
With 318 orders so far by 19 customers the A380 captures 90 percent of the Very Large Aircraft market. To date over 65 million passengers have already enjoyed the unique experience of flying on board an A380. Every four minutes in the world, an A380 either takes off or lands, and the network is constantly growing.