First commercial flight of A380 In India
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In a landmark of sorts, the first commercial flight of an A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft, will land in New Delhi today.
The Emirates A380 Super Jumbo EK516 from Dubai to Delhi will arrive at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport's brand new Terminal 3. The aircraft will be at the IGI Airport for three hours before it returns to Dubai.
Emirates' A380 is renowned for its First Class Private Suites and Shower Spas. The 517-seat aircraft offers 14 flat-bed First Class Private Suites with electrically operated doors, 76 fully-flat seats in Business Class - all with mini bars and aisle access, and 427 comfortable contoured seats in Economy - spread across four roomy cabins on the lower deck.
A personal satellite phone is fitted to each seat on the A380 aircraft, which also carries a seat-back SMS and email service, along with seat to seat calling and a "My USB" personal picture viewing facility.