Reply to post: Re: A380 ugly?

Airbus to build plane that's even uglier than the A380

Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

Re: A380 ugly?

Sadly the carriers (well most of them) want to operate smaller aircraft more frequently. gone are the days of one flight per day to popular destinations. 3,4 or even 5 are the norm. These all require airport space. viz,

runway slots

Apron space


Checkin desks

Departure holding areas



with larger aircraft (up to a point) then a two runway EGLL would work. Perhaps they could try using the same runway for two A319/737's to take off at the same time. One from the very end, and one from halfway down.

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