Tickets are now on sale for British Airways’ first Airbus A380 flight to Los Angeles, known as the ‘Red Carpet Route’ in aviation terms.
BA will receive the first double-decker super-jumbo in July, with its first flight from 15th October this year.
Fares start at £499 return in World Traveller (economy), with a £380 upgrade option to World Traveller Plus (premier economy). Return fares start from £3,800 for two people with Club World (business class).
The aircraft will seat 469 passengers in total. Travellers in First will be seated at the front of the main deck, Club World passengers can choose from seats on the main or the upper deck. World Traveller Plus customers will be seated on the upper deck, and World Traveller passengers can choose between seats on the main and upper deck.
British Airways has ordered a total of 12 of the super-jumbos with delivery to be completed by 2016.
The second route to be taken by the A380 will be to Hong Kong. Flights can be booked now for travel from 15th November, 2013.