The Lufthansa Airbus A380 has been flying in and out of San Francisco International Airport since March 2012.
The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger airline ever. It can hold up to 526 passengers and stands four stories high. SFO is one of five airports to host the A380. The double decker aircraft’s wingspan is as long as a football field.
SFO uses four gates to minimize the time it takes for passengers to board the aircraft and it takes roughly 90 minutes.
The Airbus A380 is viewed as a cost reducer for airlines as they now have the capability to reduce the frequency of flights since the A380s can hold a large capacity of passengers.
The engines of the Airbus A380 are quieter than those of a standard Boeing 747.
Currently the Lufthansa A380 flies daily in and out of SFO to Frankfurt, Germany arriving at SFO around 12:20pm and departing at 2:55pm.