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19 Sep 2018

BY James Chapple

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See moment first A380 touches down in the Maldives

This is the moment the first Airbus A380 aircraft touched down in the Maldives this week.

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See moment first A380 touches down in the Maldives

The new runway at Velana International airport in Male is the country’s first capable of hosting the almost 500-capacity superjumbo.


The Etihad Airways flight, piloted by Maldivian first officer Ali Ahuson, landed safely on Tuesday (September 18).


Some 3,400 metres long and 60 metres wide, the $400 million runway was designed and built with the A380 in mind.

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