Etihad operates first A380 to the Maldives

Etihad operates first A380 to the Maldives


Abu Dhabi airline Etihad Airways operated an Airbus A380 jet to the Velana International Airport in the Maldives to mark the opening of the airport’s new runway.

The new 3,400 metre-long and 60-metre-wide runway is the first in the Maldives capable of supporting an A380.
The special Etihad operation was piloted by first officer, Ali Ahuson, who is from the island nation, a statement said.
Etihad Airways’ A380 features a total capacity of 496 seats – including two seats in The Residence, nine in first class, 70 in business and 415 in economy class. -ME website


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