Cardiff Airport welcomes largest passenger plane

The world's largest commercial airliner, the Airbus A380, landed at Cardiff Airport today to test how the site could cope with a diversion and the potential for long-haul flights.

Earlier this year, the Welsh Government bought it with the hope of attracting more operators - and this was a big moment for the 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.