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1st regular A380 air service starts in Shanghai

2011-04-27 13:09:14 GMT2011-04-27 21:09:14(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

An Airbus A380 plane taxies on tarmac after touchdown at the Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai, April 27, 2011.(Xinhua/Chen Fei)

An Airbus A380 plane taxies on tarmac after touchdown at the Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai, April 27, 2011.(Xinhua/Chen Fei)

An Airbus A380 plane taxies on tarmac after touchdown at the Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai, April 27, 2011.(Xinhua/Chen Fei)

An Airbus A380 plane receives a water cannon salute as it taxies on tarmac after touchdown at the Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai, April 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

Emirates' ground crew based at Pudong International Airport prepare themselves for the landing of Flight EK302 to arrive in east China's Shanghai, April 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

Passengers gather to have a close look at a grounded Airbus A380 plane inside the terminal building of the Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai, April 27, 2011.(Xinhua/Chen Fei)

An Airbus A380 plane taxies on tarmac after touchdown at the Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai, April 27, 2011.

The Emirates Flight EK302 is the first regular A380 air service to Shanghai. As the largest passenger plane in the world, the Airbus A380 seats up to 853 people at a cruising speed of up to 900 km/h or 560 mph.

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