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Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways’s first Airbus A380 superjumbo took off from Tolouse on its maiden flight to Hamburg on 9th September, where the aircraft will undergo cabin installation before being painted.
Qatar Airways will take delivery of its first A380 sometime early in 2014, becoming the 11th operator of the A380. Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of 117 passenger aircraft, serving 121 destinations around the globe, with an additional 172 aircraft on order, including 10 A380s (with 3 additional purchase options). Qatar Airways’ A380s are expected to seat 517 passengers in a 3 class configuration (8F / 52J / 457Y).