World's largest passenger plane A380 lands at IGI's T3

An Emirates Airbus A380 flew in from Dubai with over 500 passengers, marking the world's largest commercial aircraft's arrival at the Terminal-3 (T3) of Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport today. Raja Sharma Rymbai reports.

delhi Updated: Jul 15, 2010 22:22 IST
Raja Sharma Rymbai
Raja Sharma Rymbai
Hindustan Times

The T-3 is fully functional and now to add another feather on its cap, the Indira Gandhi International Airport saw its first Emirates Airbus A 380, the largest aircraft in the world, taxi into its runways.

T3 has a capacity to handle 34 million passengers per annum and will be fully operational from July 28, 2010.

The Emirates Airbus A 380, flight EK 516 that arrived from Dubai, was received with a welcoming water cannon salute as it carried in its passengers. The T-3, large enough to hold 9 such aircrafts, is said to be better equipped than the Heathrow airport.

The 4 storey tall plane boasts amenities such as television with over a thousand channels, spas, mini bars, great many choices of food and drink and personal satellite phone fitted to each seat. Emirates' A 380 has given flying a whole new definition.

First Published: Jul 15, 2010 16:23 IST