The Tenth British Airways A380 arrives at Heathrow

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The tenth British Airways A380, registration LEJ,  arrived last night at Heathrow at 8.55pm UK local time.

The first, registration LEA, arrived with the airline in July 2013 and subsequent aircraft have arrived at the rate of approximately one every three months.

British Airways is expecting its final two superjumbos in 2016, which will take the total number of A380s in the airline’s fleet to 12.

The British Airways A380 aircraft can accommodate a total of 469 passengers across four cabins. The First cabin has 14 suites on the main deck. Club World (business class) customers can choose from 44 seats on the main deck, or 53 seats on the upper deck. The upper deck Club World seats feature a 2:3:2 configuration across the cabin. The 55 World Traveller Plus (premier economy) seats are located on the upper deck while World Traveller (economy) customers can choose seats on both the main and upper deck.

The aircraft’s innovative design makes it much quieter during take-off and landing and 16 per cent more fuel efficient than a Boeing 747.

British Airways A380 Routes

The British Airways A380 now flies to Singapore, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, with great deals available on packages, including:

Singapore: British Airways Holidays offers four nights at the 5* Shangri-La Hotel from £929 per person for selected departures in April-May. Includes return flights from Heathrow and accommodation. Book by November 18. For reservations visit ba.com/singapore

Hong Kong: British Airways Holidays offers four nights at the 5* Cordis Hong Kong from £819 per person for selected departures in April-May. Includes return flights from Heathrow and accommodation. Book by November 20. For reservations visit ba.com/hongkong

Johannesburg: British Airways Holidays offers five nights at the 3* Holiday Inn Express SANDTON-WOODMEAD from £949 per person for selected departures in February – March. Includes return flights from Heathrow and accommodation. For reservations visit ba.com/Johannesburg

Miami – British Airways offers five nights at the 4* Tradewinds Apartment Hotel Miami Beach, from £699 per person, travelling January 3 – February 4. Includes World Traveller return flights from London Heathrow and accommodation. Book by 19th November. For reservations visit ba.com/Miami

San Francisco – British Airways offers seven nights at the 3* Cova Hotel, from £799 per person, travelling January 3 – February 4. Includes World Traveller return flights from London Heathrow and accommodation. Book by November 19. For reservations visit ba.com/San Francisco

Los Angeles – British Airways offers seven nights at the 4* Knotts Berry Farm Resort Hotel, from £649 per person, travelling January 3 – February 4. Includes World Traveller return flights from London Heathrow and accommodation. Book by November 19. For reservations visit ba.com/Los Angeles

Washington – British Airways offers three nights at the * Washington Hilton, from £589 per person, travelling January 3 – February 4. Includes World Traveller return flights from London Heathrow and accommodation. Book by November 19. For reservations visit ba.com/Washington

The British Airways A380 aircraft are some of the most recent additions to the airline’s fleet, along with the 787 Dreamliners. The airline already has eight 787-8 and three 787-9 Dreamliners flying. A total of 31 787 airliners will be delivered between this year and 2021.

The airline will also start taking delivery of 18 A350 aircraft in 2018.

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