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Superjumbo visit 'feather in cap' says airport chief exec

British Airways' first A380 superjumbo has visited Cardiff allowing the airport to test its ability to handle an aircraft of its size.

It was the first time the world's largest passenger plane had landed at Cardiff and BA hopes it will prove the airport can cope in the event of a diversion.

BA has a maintenance base at Cardiff Airport, employing hundreds of workers.

The A380's wings are made at Broughton in Flintshire.

Cardiff Airport's chief executive Jon Horne told BBC Wales business correspondent Nick Servini what the plane's visit meant for the airport.

  • 29 Jul 2013
  • From the section Wales
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