World’s Largest Passenger Plane Lands At Islamabad Airport
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner which is the world’s largest passenger airliner. The airline was given permission to land on the country’s largest airport.
It has become a landmark in the aviation industry of Pakistan. The first flight of A380 arrived with 650 passengers from Dubai.
After a welcoming ceremony, government officials, VIPs, media and officials from the travel industry were given a guided tour of the A380 by Emirates cabin crew.
Our @Airbus A380 has touched down in Islamabad International Airport today for a historic one-off service, marking the first time ever that the iconic double-decker aircraft has landed in Pakistan. https://t.co/vjIb3dp2Vm pic.twitter.com/FWQbGZRcSt
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) July 8, 2018
The double-decker plane stands 80-foot high from the ground and has a speed of 945 kilometers per hour with its four powerful turbo engines. The giant airplane weighs 577 tons, its length is 240 feet and the wing span is 260 feet.
A380 can accommodate up to 868 passengers. It has the capacity to carry 323, 545 litres of fuel, which is equal to 85471 gallons.
“We are proud to have operated this special A380 flight to Islamabad, the first time ever that our flagship aircraft has landed in Pakistan. The Emirates A380 is fundamental to our overall strategy, and bringing this popular aircraft to Islamabad represents a significant milestone in our operations to Pakistan, a country we flew our first ever flight to in 1985. We are very keen to now launch a scheduled A380 service to Pakistan and will continue to work with authorities to make these plans a reality,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla.