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World's largest passenger aircraft lands at new Islamabad airport

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  1. ghazi52

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    World's largest passenger aircraft lands at new Islamabad airport

    ISLAMABAD: The biggest passenger airplane of the world, Airbus A380, landed on the new Islamabad International Airport today (Sunday).

    The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner which is the world's largest passenger airliner.

    The aircraft was given water salute at the new airport, which is the largest airport in the country.

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    Ladies & Gentlemen - #EK2524 the first ever A380 to land in Pakistan - TOUCHDOWN!

    3:18 AM - Jul 8, 2018

    It will be a landmark in the aviation history of the Pakistan. The Civil Aviation Authority has granted permission to a Middle Eastern airline, which will fly the giant aircraft, to bring the airplane to Pakistan.

    First flight of A380 will arrive with 650 passengers on board from Dubai. It will land in Islamabad at 12:30 am, Private news channel reported.

    The double-decker plane stands 80-foot high from the ground and has a speed of 945 kilometers per hour with its four powerful turbo engines. The giant airplane weighs 577 tons, its length is 240 feet and the wing span is 260 feet.

    A380 can accommodate up to 868 passengers. It has the capacity to carry 323, 545 litres of fuel, which is equal to 85471 gallons.
     
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    Wow beautiful.
     
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    Probably see this aircraft a lot in Pakistan. Can carry a lot of passengers in a high-capacity configuration. New Islamabad airport has the gates for this aircraft. If Karachi and Lahore get the gates, the A380 will be regulars there too.
     
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    well i have question if AN-225 mriya can land in karachi and lahore why can't A-380 ?
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    at Lahore airport
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    Whoa, those are some big planes.
     
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    About time is all I have to say.
     
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    Absence of boarding bridges that can handle A380, the runway is fine.
     
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    From the first day this aircraft flew in france, i wanted to see it in PIA's livery.
    For me its a sad day. but for Pakitan as a nation is a good day.
     
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    A380 needs special gates that can accommodate the loading and unloading of passengers from its two levels of seating.
     
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    so its matter of only few million $ of gates . shame on CAA
     
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    Please share it as much as you can to save the Jobs of Thousands of people.

    Today is One of the Black day for aviation industry when we allowed Emirates Airline A380 to operate from Islamabad. It’s a big blow to own aviation industry. In whole of the world countries protect their own interest but it’s only in Pakistan for glamour we destroy our own industries. Emirates wanted to operate A380 from Canada but Canadian Govt refused despite all pressure so much so that UAE govt put restrictions on Canadian passport but Canadian Govt stuck to their stance to save their airlines. India did not allow Emirates to operate A380 to protect their airlines but we have allowed Emirates to operate A380. Every where the routes are given on reciprocal basis but today Emirates has been given seven flights from Karachi only and they have permission to operate from Lahore, Multan and Peshawar along with Air Arabia , Fly Dubai and Etihad. They have been given permission to operate from Quetta, Faisal Abad and Sialkot. As a result Airblue and Shaheen had to shut down their flights from these places because they were offering non realistic prices which our airlines could not compete. Shaheen is in the verge of collapse and new airline which were coming up like Go Green and Sial are in difficulties. It’s time we start thinking for interest of our country not to serve others. #Share #AviationIndustry #Shaheen #Flyagain
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    From my friends in shaeen airline.. Tayyab, Hassan, Nasir and Mudassar..
     
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    shaheen already shut down they send back 11 planes they have only 4 narrow body aircraft can they handle 120mn nations market with just 10 private airlines and 34 PIA planes ? no way market is open but Pakistani airline have no clue they are corrupt looters with worse service .we need more airlines for better service and availability
     
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    Runway, taxiways and gates, all play a part in determining whether an aircraft can be serviced at certain airport or not. Miriya can land and head its way to cargo area and that's it. They can do that with A380 as well, but how do you get luggage, passengers, fuel, food, etc on it?
    Karachi, Lahore, etc, taxiways and gates are not wide enough to accommodate A380
     
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