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British Airways to use “superjumbo” A380 for MIA-Heathrow service

British Airways announced Tuesday it will use the Airbus A380 - the world’s largest passenger plane - for flights between Miami and London starting next fall.
British Airways announced Tuesday it will use the Airbus A380 - the world’s largest passenger plane - for flights between Miami and London starting next fall. PA Wire

More supersized aircraft are coming to Miami.

British Airways on Tuesday announced that it will start using the double-decker Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger airliner, for nonstop flights between Miami International Airport and London Heathrow Airport starting in October of 2015.

The carrier will use the “superjumbo” jet for two daily Miami-London flights. The A380, with 469 seats per flight, will replace the 337-seat Boeing 747s that British Airways uses. Depending on the season, the airline currently offers two to three flights a day from Miami.

Air France announced in August that it would use the plane for service between Miami and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport between Dec. 1 and March 28.

Lufthansa was the first to bring the A380 to MIA with its Miami-Frankfurt service.

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