THE first A380 commercial flight to Europe touched down in the UK today (Wednesday, March 19).
The Singapore Airlines flight SQ308 landed at London’s Heathrow Airport at 2.50pm on Wednesday with 471 passengers on board plus crew.
The wings of the doubledecker aircraft, the largest passenger aircraft in the world, were made at Airbus’s Broughton factory in Flintshire.
The first A380 commercial service to Europe follows the delivery of the third A380 to Singapore Airlines on Tuesday, March 11.
It is fitted with luxurious suites, award-winning four-abreast business class and a new, more spacious economy class.
Singapore Airlines is the first to fly the A380 and has firm orders for a further 16 aircraft and options on six more.
It began operating flights between Singapore and Sydney in October.
Full story in Friday’s Chronicle.