British Airways has announced that London to Los Angeles will be the first route for its double-decker Airbus A380 aircraft, beginning October 15. And London to Hong Kong will follow in November.
The A380 will seat 469 passengers split between first class, Club World (business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy).
British Airways has ordered 12 A380s, the world's largest passenger aircraft. In contrast, single-deck, wide body aircraft that fly international routes seat an average of 300 passengers. (Read more: Dubai Airport Opens World's First Airbus A380 Concourse)