The world’s largest airliner landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday with about 450 people aboard, kicking off Southern California’s first A380 passenger service and providing a welcome economic boost for the slumping airport.
Qantas Flight 93 from Melbourne, Australia, landed at 7:26 a.m. and was greeted by public officials and Hollywood celebrities including actor John Travolta and singer Olivia Newton-John. The jetliner was scheduled to make its return flight to Australia late Monday.
Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times
Qantas’ new A380 lands at LAX from Melbourne. The carrier is the first to operate commercial A380 flights between Australia and the U.S. West Coast
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