Comparing airlines' Airbus A380s
British Airways received its first Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial passenger aircraft, in July and began flying it between LAX and Heathrow on Sept. 24. Now ten airlines operate the superjumbo jet, including Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Air France, Emirates, Qantas Airways, China Southern and Singapore Airlines. Here's a look at how these airlines have equipped their A380s.
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China Southern Airlines( STR / AFP / Getty Images )
China Southern, China's largest carrier, configured its A380 to fit 506 passengers in three classes: eight passengers in first, 70 in business and 428 in economy. The carrier's A380 ranks third in capacity, behind Lufthansa's and Air France's, whose A380s can accommodate 526 and 538 passengers, respectively.
The Chinese carrier's superjumbo jet features rear and front staircases, mood lighting and several bars.