superjumbo

noun

su·​per·​jum·​bo ˈsü-pər-ˌjəm-bō How to pronounce superjumbo (audio)
: an extremely large passenger jet airplane : superjet

Examples of superjumbo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its rival Airbus was the one struggling, on the verge of abandoning its $25 billion mistake, the A380 superjumbo jet that had turned out to be a white elephant with little demand from airlines or passengers. Chris Isidore, CNN, 30 Jan. 2024 Singapore Airlines, meanwhile, acknowledged the passenger appeal of the superjumbo when announcing plans to reinstate the aircraft last year. Francesca Street, CNN, 28 June 2022 Some passengers are being squeezed onto an Airbus SE superjumbo provided by Singapore Airlines Ltd., while others might end up on flights originally scheduled to carry cargo. Angus Whitley, Bloomberg.com, 1 Feb. 2023 The initiative includes adding more premium economy seats to its Airbus A380 planes—the double-decker superjumbo jet that only a handful of airlines still fly. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Sep. 2022 Airlines including Lufthansa, Qantas and Air France grounded their superjumbo last year, at a time when the sharp drop in demand for air travel meant many planes were flying close to empty. Maureen O'Hare, CNN, 15 Dec. 2021 There are several reasons why airlines are circling back to the superjumbo. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 11 July 2022 And Lufthansa isn’t the only airline still on the superjumbo bandwagon. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 29 June 2022 Now several airlines -- including Emirates, British Airways and Singapore -- are offering long-haul flights on the superjumbo again. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 18 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superjumbo was in 1991

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“Superjumbo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superjumbo. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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