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Manchester Airport looking forward to Airbus A380’s arrival

Large numbers of people are expected to welcome Manchester Airport's first Airbus A380 when it touches down on September 1st.

Large numbers of people are expected to welcome Manchester Airport’s first Airbus A380 when it touches down on September 1st.

The world’s largest airliner, known as the ‘superjumbo’, will land at the north-west airport at 12.25 BST in what will be a world first for a regional airport.

Visitors hopeful of witnessing the spectacle are being told to arrive at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park from 08:00, with the aircraft due to take off again at approximately 15:30.

Andrew Cornish, Manchester Airport’s managing director, said it is "a once in a lifetime opportunity" and likened it to the Concorde’s last flight from the airport.

"We’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of people to the airport to be a part of this historic event, especially in the school holidays and with the park being voted one of the top tourist attractions for the north-west," he commented.

Earlier this month, a Twitter survey organised by AirGate Solutions ranked Manchester the world’s number one airport, with London Heathrow coming a close second.

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