Monday, November 8, 2010

New Airbus A380 Customer

Japan's Skymark Airlines said on Monday it will buy up to six Airbus A380s and use them for international flights, starting in the year to March 2015.

It marks the first time that a Japanese carrier will purchase A380s.

Skymark, currently focused on domestic routes, plans to buy two of the superjumbos in the year to March 2015 and two more in the following year, with another two earmarked as options, it said in a statement.

Skymark's announcement comes amid trouble for A380s, with Australia's Qantas Airways grounding its A380 fleet to investigate the cause of an explosion that last week tore apart one of the superjumbo's engines supplied by Rolls-Royce.

Skymark has not picked the supplier of engines for the A380 aircraft it plans to buy, a Skymark official said.


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