Monday 23 October 2017

City's FlightFest just got bigger with A380

IT WILL be a sight to behold along the Liffey quays.

The world's biggest airplane is to drop down over Dublin as part of next month's FlightFest.

British Airways has agreed to bring its new Airbus A380 for the two hour fly-past.

The event, taking place on September 15, will involve over 30 aircraft flying through the centre of Dublin as part of the Gathering Ireland 2013.

The aircraft on show will set off from Dublin Airport, over Dublin Port and the River Liffey, as far as the Customs House.

Garry Copeland of BA said they are excited to be part of FlightFest. "We jumped at the chance to take part in this amazing and unique event," he said.

"The A380 is known as the superjumbo and has 469 seats so it will be quite a spectacle in the air over Dublin.

An Irish Aviation Authority told the Herald: "Spectators will be provided with a close-up of aviation from the '30s and '40s right up to today. And the A380 seems the future of air travel."

* Primary school students around Dublin took part in an art competition organised by the Irish Aviation Authority and the Herald.

The judges have decided on the winners. A flavour of some of the entries will be in the Herald this week.

hnews@herald.ie

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