British Airways: First A380 Pictures

by Continental Club on April 5, 2013

A month ago to the day, the first pictures were released of the interiors which will be fitted to British Airways new Airbus A380 aircraft. Today, the first painted aircraft, G-XLEA, has been rolled out from its Hamburg hangar in preparation for the final stages of its fitting-out and testing.

BA Airbus A380 Livery

Almost six years after BA announced its order for 12 of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the airline’s first A380s are now approaching handover and these SuperJumbos are also the first in a new variant of the aircraft type, which offers an increased payload and range compared to those already delivered.

BA Airbus A380 Livery

Passengers are expected to get their first chance to fly the Airbus on BA services when the aircraft takes off for Los Angeles on 15th October 2013, with those on one of the Hong Kong flights ‘going large’ on 15th November.

BA Airbus A380 Livery

For a look at BA’s plans for its interiors on board the Airbus A380, read our March 5th blogpost:

British Airways: Airbus A380 Interior Pictures


And for more pictures of the BA A380 rollout, visit our new Tumblr site:



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