The Emirates Airbus A380 touched down in Islamabad on July 08 for a historic one-off service to Islamabad International Airport.
This was the first time ever that the iconic double-decker aircraft has landed in Pakistan. The landing demonstrated the airport’s readiness to accommodate the Airbus A380, described as the world’s largest commercial passenger jet.
The special Emirates Airbus A380 flight was operated by Abbas Shaban, chief pilot, technical operations, Emirates, who is a UAE national, and Qadir Moin, first officer, Emirates, who is a Pakistani national.
Upon landing at 12:10 at Islamabad International Airport, the aircraft was met with a ceremonial water cannon salute, and the Emirates delegation was welcomed by government officials and Islamabad International Airport executives.