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Airbus A380 in Birmingham: What time it is coming and where you can see it

The world’s largest passenger plane will arrive then take off again from Birmingham Airport this week

The A380 when it visited Birmingham for a day in 2009
The A380 when it visited Birmingham for a day in 2009

The world’s largest passenger plane arrives in Birmingham’s skies on Tuesday teatime ahead of its first flight from the city.

The Airbus A380 is expected to arrive at Birmingham Airport at 4.50pm on March 22.

And at 238ft long and 566 tons, it should stand out – it is 40 per cent larger than any other passenger plane.

A380s will then fly to Dubai from Birmingham Airport daily, for the first time, with the debut service leaving on Sunday, March 27.

Sheldon Country Park is a good place to see the plane, with unobscured views.

Facts about the A380

After Tuesday, an A380 will then arrive at 12:20pm on Easter Sunday, ready for the inaugural flight to Dubai departing at 2:20pm.

The flights are aimed at business and leisure travellers to Dubai, as well as commuters to a variety of Eastern destinations including Auckland, Islamabad, Bangkok, Mumbai and Hong Kong.

New Emirate routes to Myanmar (Yangon) and Vietnam (Hanoi) commence in August 2016.

The plane can carry 557 passengers in economy class and 58 in business class, and replaces the current Boeing 777 lunchtime service.

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