Saturday, July 2, 2011
It was a big day for Airbuses at LAX today (well, yesterday now that I'm writing this). Singapore finally began their much-anticipated scheduled A380 service to Tokyo, which means we now have two carriers bringing the A380 into LAX.
Unexpectedly, Aeroflot also showed up in a new Airbus model. It wasn't all that long ago that they replaced their B767-300s at LAX with A330-200s; this was the first A330-300 that I've seen in Aeroflot colors. This is also the first A333 I've seen at LAX that wasn't a Northwest/Delta aircraft; we have a number of A332 operators, but until now Northwest/Delta was the only one to bring in an A333.
Another surprise was this Iberia A340-300. Iberia started flying into LAX just a couple of months ago, but this was the first time I've seen them show up on a Friday: