World's biggest plane to fly New Zealand routes
10:07AM Monday March 03, 2008
By Grant Bradley

The A380 will be used to link Emirates trans-Tasman route with the rest of its networks. Photo / Supplied

The world's biggest commercial airliner will begin services to Auckland from February next year.

Emirates will use the superjumbo Airbus A380 on its trans-Tasman route to link up with the rest of network from February 1.

The aircraft will have 489 seats; 14 in first class, 76 in business and 399 in economy.

A spokesman said fares had yet to be set.

Auckland International Airport has widened its runway and from later this year will have a new pier with airbridges capable of handling passengers from the plane.

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