Biggest aircraft lands at Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD  : The biggest airplane in the world, Airbus A380 touched down at the new Islamabad International Airport on Sunday.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) gave permission to Middle Eastern airline Emirates to bring the airplane to Pakistan. First flight of A380 arrived with 650 passengers on board from Dubai.

Largest passenger airplane of the world, Emirates Airbus A380 ✈️, landed for the first time at the new Islamabad International Airport today. It arrived from #Dubai with six hundred fifty passengers on board. #Pakistan

— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) July 8, 2018

Weighing 577 tons, the aircraft is 240 feet long while the wingspan is 260 feet. The double-decker plane stands 80-foot high from the ground and flies at the speed of 945 kilo metres per hour with its four powerful turbo engines.

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The first A380 test flight was conducted in 2005 while the commercial flights began in 2007 by Singapore Airlines. Airlines including Emirates, Qantas, Lufthansa, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, British Airways, Asiana Airlines, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways boast of the aircraft as well.

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