Airbus A380 to land at Cardiff Airport

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The A380 on the tarmac at London Heathrow Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The largest commercial aircraft ever built will fly into Cardiff Airport today. The Airbus A380 is due to land at 9am this morning.

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The British Airways A380 will land at Cardiff Airport later this morning Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

It will be the first time the plane has flown into Cardiff and will test the airport's ability to handle and aircraft its size in case one is diverted to it in future.

British Airways employs more than 800 people at its maintenance base (BAMC) at Cardiff airport.

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Airbus A380 at Cardiff Airport

The largest commercial aircraft ever built landed at Cardiff Airport earlier today. The Airbus A380 was here to test the airport's ability to cope with a plane of its size in the event of a diversion.