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May 30, 2014 at 09:30pm IST

Landing of airbus A380: As it happened

Singapore Airlines will fly the A380 daily from both Mumbai and Delhi. Approval for the aircraft's operations were given in January.

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8:39 pm: A380 receives a water canon salute at the Delhi Airport

8:38 pm: Extra-long baggage belts have been made to clear the 1000 bags expected on each flight

8:38 pm: The Delhi airport was purpose built for the A380. A 4.43 km long and 75 metre wide runway was built, a matching network comprising kilometers of taxiways and acres of apron to support the weight of the 560 tonne aircraft has also been made.

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8:05 pm: Water canon salute will be given to the Airbus A380 #A380InIndia

7:04 pm: The weather has improved so it is likely that the landing of the Airbus will take place on time

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6:45 pm: 19 flights diverted from delhi airport because of the storm. Weather improving now

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6:20 pm: Dust Storm at IGI #a380

6:16 pm: The Airbus A380 features:- Double deck wide body- Engines: 4- Range: 15,700 kilometre- Seating: 525 people in a typical three class configuration- First flight: 27 April 2005- First commercial service: October 2007 with Singapore Airlines

6:15 pm: There has been a thunderstorm in Delhi due to which 12 diversions have been reported by the ATC at Delhi airport

6:14 pm: Currently, a one-way Delhi-Singapore ticket (Economy class) costs Rs 19,886.

6:13 pm: The world's largest passenger aircraft will have 471 seats, including 12 suites, 60 Business and 399 Economy class seats. An Economy class ticket for the airbus will set you back by Rs 30,000, the Business class ticket will cost twice more and the suites will be priced at Rs 2 lakh each.

6:13 pm: Singapore Airlines will fly the A380 daily from both Mumbai and Delhi. Approval for the aircraft's operations were given in January.

6:05 pm: Singapore Airlines is set to become the first airline to start commercial operations of the super jumbo A380 to India.The aircraft is scheduled to touch down in Delhi from Singapore just past 8 pm this evening.

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