15 NOVEMBER 2010


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Article from BTNews 15 NOVEMBER 2010

A380 gains first Japanese success

Skymark Airlines, Japan’s third largest and growing airline, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase of four A380s bring the total sales and commitments to 234 from 17 customers. 

The aircraft will be operated on major international long haul routes from Tokyo.  Engine choice and cabin details will be revealed at a later stage.  The aircraft’s runway performance will enable it to operate on the shorter 2,500m runways at both Narita and Haneda airports carrying a full passenger payload and cargo to destinations in Europe, North America and Australia.

Skymark Airlines is a low cost airline which started services in 1998.  It currently operates 15 Boeing 737-800s. www.airbus.com www.skymark.co.jp/en

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