Photographer's Note

Next day after I’ve arrived in Zurich, early morning I went back to the airport to capture this “Big Bird” which has carrying me over 10,500km from Singapore.

The photo was taken just in front of Zurich-Kloten International Airport runway, the airplane AB 380, is just 50-60m above ground.

The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide body, four-engine airplane. At the present it is the world's largest passenger commercial airliner. The AB 380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and began commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines, from Singapore to Sydney in Australia.

The AB 380's upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage, with a width equivalent to a wide-body aircraft.

The cabin provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in all-economy class configurations. The AB 380-800 has a design range of 15,700 km sufficient to fly nonstop from New York to Hong Kong, and a cruising speed about 900 km/h.

And the entertainment? More than 600 movies on board.

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