LAX A380 concerns.
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has brushed aside airlines'
concerns that Los Angeles International (LAX) may not be ready to
accommodate the A380 when it enters commercial airline service in
2006.Responding to suggestions from Virgin Atlantic that the US West
Coast airport will not be prepared for the A380 from its service entry,
Deputy Director of Operations Michael DiGirolamo said: "We continue
to conduct planning meetings with Airbus, with the airlines themselves,
and with the FAA to ensure LAX is fully prepared for A380 operations. We
are confident that LAX will be ready to accommodate the A380 with the
highest standards of safety when the first airline begins using the
aircraft at LAX in late 2006". According to LAWA, Singapore
Airlines is scheduled to be the first airline to serve LAX with the
A380. Air France, FedEx, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysian, Qantas and
Virgin Atlantic have all indicated they plan to schedule A380 operations
to LAX from 2007.