British Airways has today announced Los Angeles as the launch destination for their new Airbus A380 service.

The first flight will be BA0269 departing from London Heathrow (LHR) on 15 October 2013 bound for Los Angeles International (LAX).

One month later on 15 November 2013 British Airways A380 flights will also commence to Hong Kong.

Tickets for all of these flights went on sale today.

In a Hollywood themed promotion British Airways’ chief executive Keith Williams “This will be a very special premiere. The A380 is a great aircraft that has been developed with huge amounts of British engineering ingenuity. London and Los Angeles are two world-leading cities, and we are proud to be the first airline to connect them with the A380.”

Actress Gemma Arterton, promoting the event for British Airways, said  “Working in film means that I spend a lot of time travelling around the world, often to Hollywood. It’s essential to arrive feeling fresh and ready for the day ahead, as I often hit the ground running, and I prefer to travel in style with British Airways.  It’s very exciting that the A380 will be flying to Los Angeles. I think the red carpet route will be very popular,” she said ahead of today’s announcement.

BA is expecting to take delivery of its first Airbus A380 in July. The airline has a total of 12 A380-800’s on order, each will have 469 seats in a four-class configuration and will become the largest aircraft in the BA fleet.

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In July BA is expected to announce a number of European short-haul destinations that will be used by the airline to familiarise its pilots with the new aircraft.

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