World's largest plane lands in Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 1
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft, landed in Imam Khomeini Airport in the Iranian capital city of Tehran on Sept. 30.
The airbus, which belongs to the UAE, was carrying 260 passengers, Iran's IRNA news agency reported.
The Imam Khomeini airport is one of the most advanced ones in the world in terms of equipment and facilities.
"The airport is the world's 42nd among thousands of airports that hosted the plane," said Saeed Chalandari, director-general of the airport.
The A380, which made its first flight in 2005 and entered commercial service two years later, was designed to challenge Boeing's monopoly in the large-aircraft market.
It carries 555 passengers in three classes and 840 passengers in single class. A380 is capable of non-stop flight in a range of 8,000 nautical miles.