Friday, October 15 at the end of the afternoon, the very last A380 delivered from Toulouse flew to Japan. The aircraft manufacturer Airbus had decided in 2019 to stop production.
Discreet and timid clap of the end for the Airbus A380 and Toulouse-Blagnac airport. This Friday, October 15 at around 6 p.m., the air giant left for Tokyo to join the fleet of the Japanese airline ANA (All Nippon Airways). From now on, no A380 will be delivered from Toulouse.
The plane nicknamed “Ka La” is decorated in orange sea turtle, a color inspired by the Hawaiian sun, as it will provide the link between Tokyo and Honolulu. Design “very unique” used by the Airbus company on Instagram.
The Airbus PR also said goodbye to the A380 accompanied by three plush sea turtles – one orange, one green and one blue – in a nod to the colorful trio of planes ordered by ANA to ensure the flights to Hawaii.
This was the third and last A380 to be delivered to All Nippon Airways. Many curious and passionate about aviation came to attend this last delivery from Toulouse-Blagnac, and capture this moment.
3rd and last Airbus A380 for ANA en route to Japan and leaving Toulouse at sunset. #Airbus # A380 #FLYINGHONU #ANA #AvGeek #turtles #aviation @TLSWatch @aibfamilyflight @FlyANA_official pic.twitter.com/vD6k1KiRKz
– Eurospot (@ cliper31) October 15, 2021
Some even seem moved to say goodbye to this plane which will have marked the Toulouse sky, failing to seduce companies in the aeronautical sector.
– Clement Alloing (@CALloing) October 15, 2021
Low, serial contract cancellations … Airbus had chosen in 2019 to cut the wings of its iconic “super jumbo”, facing the figures pointing to the failure of the beast.
There are still two more A380s to be delivered, this time to Emirates. They will take their departure from Germany, in Hamburg-Finkenwerder.
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