A milestone first flight for China Southern Airlines' initial A380

A milestone first flight for China Southern Airlines' initial A380
4 March 2011 News in brief

The first of five A380s for China Southern Airlines has completed its maiden flight, during which this double-deck aircraft travelled from Toulouse, France – where it was assembled – to Hamburg, Germany for cabin installation and painting. China Southern Airlines is scheduled to receive its initial A380 later this year, bringing the total number of carriers with Airbus’ 21st flagship jetliner to seven.

Visit the Airbus video gallery for highlights from this maiden flight.