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Skymark Concludes Contract with Airbus to Buy 6 A380s to Fly on New Int'l Routes Starting in 2014

Skymark Concludes Contract with Airbus to Buy 6 A380s to Fly on New Int'l Routes Starting in 2014

An A380 with Skymark's livery.

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On February 17, Ohta Ward, Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines Inc. concluded a purchase agreement with French aircraft manufacturer Airbus S.A.S. for six ultra-high-capacity A380 aircraft.

Skymark decided to introduce the aircraft in November of last year. The airline announced that it hopes to receive the A380s in 2014 and plans to then use them on new international routes. Two of the six aircraft to be purchased are under an option contract.

Skymark will be the first Japanese airline to use the A380. Airbus CEO Thomas Enders commented on the conclusion of the contract when he said, “We are pleased to welcome Skymark as our newest and first Japanese A380 customer. The A380 is the most eco-efficient solution to allow Japan's air traffic to grow in a capacity constrained environment.”

Skymark has conveyed that it is "planning to operate on major international routes" with the A380 and is already considering plans to enter routes from Tokyo to New York, London and elsewhere.

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