Passengers who paid as little as £150 for a cheap flight to New York could this month find themselves in the surprising surroundings of the world’s largest passenger plane – and possibly in a luxurious first class seat.
Low-cost, long-haul airline Norwegian has leased an Airbus A380 and will operate it on its Gatwick-New York routes for “several weeks in August” [flights started 03 August 18] as it attempts to cope with ongoing issues affecting the engines on its Dreamliner aircraft. Norwegian’s Flight DI7015 will become the only A380 on any route between the UK and New York.
The gigantic, double-decker plane is owned by Portuguese leasing company Hifly but once belonged to Singapore Airlines and, as such, has a three-class seating configuration befitting a carrier recently voted the world’s best.
Source: Hugh Morris | The Telegraph