Berlin falls in love with the giant Airbus at Tegel Airport

03.06.2010
Crowds on the observation platform / More than 1,500 people come to see the giant Airbus / A380 lands for the first time at Tegel Airport
Lufthansa’s new flagship touched down for the first time at Berlin’s Tegel Airport on Thursday morning. In anticipation of the historic event, Berlin Airports opened the observation platform at 7:00 am, which is earlier than usual. The event was eagerly anticipated: the wide-bodied Airbus’ flying visit attracted over 1,500 people to Tegel Airport. Arriving from Frankfurt, the Lufthansa A380 landed majestically in Tegel at exactly 8:32 am. The aircraft was welcomed by the airport fire service with water fountains. After a brief taxi along the apron and a photo shoot, the A380 took off again at 10:08 am for Hanover. Lufthansa’s training exercise consists of landings and departures and flight training sessions. After completing a one-month training course in an A380 simulator, the Lufthansa pilots fly training sessions with the airline’s brand new flagship; all pilots wishing to receive a license to fly the new aircraft are required to complete these sessions. Today’s flight training will take the new A380 to Frankfurt, Hanover, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Cologne/Bonn.

The Lufthansa A380 will be returning to Berlin as early as next Tuesday: the wide-bodied aircraft is expected in Schoenefeld Airport for the opening of the ILA show.

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