Los Angeles Business Journal

British Airways to Fly A380s at LAX

By RYAN FAUGHNDER Originally published March 5, 2013 at 3:02 p.m., updated March 7, 2013 at 2:07 p.m.

The first British Airways Airbus A380 flights will come to LAX in mid-October, the airline announced.

Travelers will be able to fly the double-decker planes on the airline's flights between Los Angeles and London Heathrow starting Oct. 15, the airline said Tuesday.

The A380, which carries 469 travelers, will be the largest aircraft in the airline’s fleet. British Airways has ordered 12 of the planes for delivery by 2016 as part of a $7.5 billion investment over five years in the new aircraft and other upgrades.

“London and Los Angeles are two world-leading cities, and we are proud to be the first airline to connect them with the A380,” Keith Williams, British Airways’ chief executive, said in a statement.