The Airbus A380 — the world’s largest airliner — is scheduled to make an historic first visit to the U.S. West Coast when it lands at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Monday, March 19, 2007.
The historic flight is being conducted by Airbus, Los Angeles World Airports and Qantas Airways to test airport function and compatibility in anticipation of Qantas’ A380 passenger service at LAX, which is scheduled to begin in 2008. The aircraft is scheduled to depart between 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20.
This visit to Los Angeles will occur simultaneously with the landing of a second A380 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 12:30 p.m. EDT.
After landing on Runway 24R on the northside of LAX, the aircraft will taxi to the southside of the airport for an arrival ceremony at the Flight Path Learning Center in the LAX Imperial Terminal at 6661 West Imperial Highway.
On Tuesday, March 20, the aircraft will depart on Runway 25R on the southside of LAX. ALL media will be staged in the same location at the Flight Path Learning Center as Monday.