A380 to land in NAIA on October 11 at 2:45pm

The Daily Tribune gives us more details on the October 11 arrival of the world’s biggest commercial jet, as well as tips where to get the best view of the Airbus A380.

Local aircraft enthusiasts will have a closer look at the super jumbo jet which is scheduled to arrive at 2:45 p.m. and land at the NAIA’s longest runway, the 3,700-meter long 06/24 runway.

The giant aircraft, which requires only 1,500 meters of landing space, will line up for its final approach in the vicinity of Antipolo flying toward the South Luzon Expressway.

The aircraft can be clearly seen at The Fort in Taguig City but can be best viewed at the east-west service roads of the South Luzon Expressway near the gates of Villamor Airbase and Merville Subdivision.

Upon loading, the double-deck aircraft will taxi toward NAIA’s remote parking area where officials from the Airbus 380 Industries as well as Manila International Airport Authority officials, to be led by MIAA general manager Alfonso Cusi and other airline companies, will be waiting for a tour of the aircraft’s interiors.

The state-of-the-art aircraft will dock at an exiting gate of the NAIA to check if the A380 Airbus can utilize the existing movable bridges of the terminal.

Source: The Daily Tribune

Tullamarine’s website shares this info for those who want to catch a glimpse of the A380 while it is in Melbourne:

The A380 aircraft will be in Melbourne as part of a series of testing flights that will take it from Toulouse to Dubai and then to Melbourne. Once departing Melbourne the A380 will then head onwards to Manila.

The A380’s movements are as follows:
– Arrives from Dubai: Wednesday 10 October 2007, 1140 hours (estimated).
– Departs for Manila: Thursday 11 October 2007, 0800 hours (estimated).

The flight path of the aircraft will not be known until the day of its arrival.

Melbourne Airport will reopen its observation deck specifically for the event. This area can be accessed from T2 (International) – Departures Level, next to the ANZ Foreign Exchange outlet. It will be open to the public from:
– Wednesday 10 October: 0900 to 2030 hours
– Thursday, 11 October: 0700 to 1000 hours

Source: Melbourne Airport website

The airline gods loves me after all :D

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 9 Comments
  1. 787 says:

    Does the MIAA plan in holding a public viewing for local aircraft enthusiast?

  2. nina says:

    I’m not sure about that :-/ Maybe you can call to ask them?

  3. 787 says:

    I called them this morning and they told me that there a no plans yet to hold a public viewing. Seems likely that there wont be since the operator told me that the airport is a restricted area. Haaaaaay. Sad sad sad. Sana magkaroon na lang ng fly by around metro manila. I’ll try to call Clark International later today to ask if they will be holding a public viewing on friday. Mukhang mas maluwag kasi dun at mas open. I’ll keep you posted.

  4. nina says:

    Really? Sad naman :( I hope you get to see the A380!

    Dalawang tulog nalang! I’m *hopefully* going to see it here in Melbourne on Wednesday. Sana di masayado maraming tao! *crosses fingers*

  5. BBBB says:

    Good news! DMIA will be holding a public viewing of the aircraft on Friday, October 12 from 12PM to 4PM.

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  7. alvin says:

    Im so excited to see this plane. Im still figuring out how I can join the tour of the plane. Ive checked out size comparisons here at this blog, http://vince1.blog.com/2166876/ not as big as those antonov 225’s but definitely larger than those 747’s

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  9. rea says:

    mga sis,san ba malapit yong australian embassy

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