The Qatar Airways A380 Doesn’t Belong to Them, and the Crazy Route it Took to the Gulf

This past week Lucky noted that the first Qatar Airways A380 was delivered. It’s been a bizarre, bumpy road getting there not least of which because of the Qatar Airways CEO’s truthiness problem.

Interestingly, Qatar doesn’t actually own their A380, it’s leased through a UK leasing company. And UK regulations required the aircraft to be in UK airspace when the transaction took place.

So from Thursday…

    Qatar Airways a380

The Qatar Airways A380 needs to be filed under: Things that make you go hmmm.

Last month I asked whether the Airbus A380 is a failure.

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  1. 2 more sitting at AB ready to go for Qatar.. I wonder how long it will take for them to actually take delivery?

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