Emirates' shuffle of A380 casts doubt on plane's efficiency

03/19/2009 | Bloomberg

Emirates' decision to pull two A380 superjumbos out of the New York market could spell trouble for Airbus, the plane's maker. Airbus sold the 525-seat A380 as the perfect aircraft for recessions because it would efficiently carry large numbers of travelers between hub airports. But airlines can achieve economies of scale only when seats are filled, according to analysts, and "the A380 is so huge that in the current environment it's really hard to fill."

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