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First Superjumbo lands in Delhi

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE, May 30 � The first Superjumbo Airbus A-380 plane landed here today from Singapore with Singapore Airlines becoming the only global carrier to launch commercial flights of the �big birds� to India, reports PTI.

The landing of the long-haul, wide-body and fully double-decker aircraft that can carry a total of 471 passengers, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport was preceded by a thunderstorm and high-velocity winds that led to the diversion of 21 flights to nearby airports.

On landing, the Superjumbo was given a �water-salute� by the fire brigade at the airport run by the Delhi International Airport Limited which made special arrangements to handle the large number of passengers and their baggage.

The passengers were welcomed by the SIA staff with gifts and bouquets.

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