After the A380: Long-Haul Aviation Still Takes Flight

A global pandemic, fuel costs and traveler preferences led to an early demise for the superjumbo jet. Yet other new commercial aircraft prove that long-haul air travel is still popular.

The first Airbus A380 is revealed in Toulouse, France in January 2005. The aircraft’s double-deck design and enormous size were to revolutionize long-haul air travel. Two-hundred and fifty-four A380 jets were manufactured over 17 years. (Image: de:Benutzer:Xeper, Wikipedia Commons.)

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Mark Mahon

Mark Mahon

Minnesotan | Public policy guy-writer | Finder of history | Returned Peace Corps Volunteer-Morocco | MA, Inter'l. Affairs - American Univ. | Twitter: _MarkMahon