The A380, manufactured by the European corporation Airbus and a subsidiary of EADS, is the largest jet airliner on the market. Due to its enormous size, majority of airports have to be reconfigured in order to accommodate it. It holds up to 644 passengers and able to carry a 150 tonne payload. The Airbus A380 overlapped its biggest competitor the Boeing 747 in size and in performance. In comparison to the Boeing 747, the A380 offers a 15-20% lower operating cost per seat.