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ANA defies headwinds with first A380 'flying hotel'

Carrier takes delivery of 520-seat double-decker at Narita ahead of May debut

The Airbus A380 is painted like a sea turtle in homage to flights it will serve to Hawaii. (Photo by Shuntaro Fukutomi)

TOKYO -- ANA Holdings' first Airbus A380, the biggest passenger plane in the world, made its maiden arrival Thursday at Narita Airport near Tokyo, with flights to begin May 24.

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