First commercial Airbus A380 arrives at IGI’s new terminal

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) An Emirates Airbus A380 flew in from Dubai with over 500 passengers, marking the world’s largest commercial aircraft’s arrival at the Terminal-3 (T3) of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) Thursday.

The Emirates EK516 landed around 3:00 pm in heavy downpour around the airport.

The Airbus A380 flight was part of a drill to reaffirm the operational readiness of the the world’s sixth largest passenger terminal.

T3 has a capacity to handle 34 million passengers per annum and will be fully operational from July 28 after the synchronisation process among various airport agencies is complete.

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