Welcome back, Airbus A380! Montreal missed you

Airbus A380 arriving in Montreal on November 12, 2007. Copyright Sergio Ortega
Airbus A380 arriving in Montreal on November 12, 2007. Copyright Sergio Ortega

The impressive Airbus A380-800 landed in Montreal for the first time on November 12, 2007. I was there on Highway 13 to see it come, along with thousands of other planespotters. It was an aircraft sporting an Airbus color scheme, carrying reporters and dignitaries as part of the A380 world tour. It circled over downtown Montreal, and then it made a smooth landing.

On October 7, 2010, history repeated itself. Only this time, it was a revenue flight, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Air France’s presence in Canada. Continue reading “Welcome back, Airbus A380! Montreal missed you”

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