Thai Airways' first Airbus A380 completed its maiden flight on 6 March following the completion of its airframe assembly and system tests at the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France.

The aircraft landed in Hamburg, Germany after a four-hour flight. It will now undergo painting and its cabin will be installed, said Thai.

The aircraft entered the final assembly line in Toulouse in November last year.

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Thai is scheduled to receive the aircraft in the third quarter of this year. The airline, which has firm orders for six of the aircraft, will become the ninth operator of the A380.

The carrier will operate the aircraft on routes between Bangkok and Europe.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news