Posted on: 17 February 2011 by Mark Howells
Japanese low-fare airline Skymark Airlines has signed a contract for four Airbus A380s with the manufacturer, firming up the Memorandum of Understanding announced in November 2010.
At the signing ceremony Skymark Airlines President Shinichi Nishikubo commented, “We believe that the A380, the world’s most cost-efficient, modern and environmentally friendly aircraft with cutting-edge technologies, will provide us with a strong competitive advantage and safe operation. We will become the very first Japanese airline to offer our passengers a unique and new experience of flying – more space, more comfort and a quieter cabin. With the four-engined A380, we are free from ETOPS constraints and can provide flexible operations.”
“We are pleased to welcome Skymark as our newest and first Japanese A380 customer,” added Tom Enders, Airbus president and CEO. “The A380 is the most eco-efficient solution to allow Japan’s air traffic to grow in a capacity constrained environment.”