Ireland West Airport Knock welcomes the world biggest passenger plane

Ireland West Airport in Knock welcomed the biggest passenger plane the world has to offer to the airport yesterday.

The plane, previously owned by Air France can hold close to 900 passengers. It made its final journey from Dresden in Germany and landed with an audience of up to 1,000 people at the airport.

The Airbus A380 has only ever landed in Ireland once before when a diverted flight had to be made at Shannon Airport.

Eirtrade Aviation Ltd are a global technical assets service who requested the delivery of the 2 storey plane so it can be dismantled for parts.

Head of Marketing at Ireland West Airport in Knock, Donal Healy spoke about the excitement of having a plane of this scale land at the airport:


Below is a video courtesy of Ireland West Airport who filmed the arrival of Airbus A380 final landing at Ireland West Airport: