Melbourne Airport is a main hub for Qantas and have 3 of 12 A380s currently based there. The Los Angeles A380 service is by far the most popular flight by travelers and plane spotters alike.
The flight arrives early in the morning and after a quick, 2 and a half hour turn around, it is back off to Los Angeles! Here’s my take on this popular from a couple of different angles available to film from around the perimeter of Melbourne Airport!
Incredible Airbus A 380 CLOSE UP Takeoff & Landing – VIDEO
Video – HD Melbourne Aviation.
The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger airliner, a wide-body aircraft manufactured by Airbus. Airbus studies started in 1988 and the project was announced in 1990 to challenge the dominance of the Boeing 747 in the long haul market.
Qantas Airways is the flag carrier of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations. It is the third oldest airline in the world, after KLM and Avianca having been founded in November 1920; it began international passenger flights in May 1935.
The Qantas name comes from “QANTAS”, an acronym for its original name, “Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services”, and it is nicknamed “The Flying Kangaroo”. Qantas is a founding member of the One world airline alliance.
The airline is based in the Sydney suburb of Mascot with its main hub at Sydney Airport. As of March 2014, Qantas had a 65% share of the Australian domestic market and carried 14.9% of all passengers travelling in and out of Australia.
Various subsidiary airlines operate to regional centres and on some trunk routes within Australia under the QantasLink banner. Qantas also owns Jetstar Airways, a low-cost airline that operates both international services from Australia and domestic services within Australia and New Zealand; and holds stakes in a number of other Jetstar-branded airlines.