Airbus A380 lands in Sydney, ending first flight

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SYDNEY, Oct 25 (Reuters) The world's biggest jumbo jet landed safely in Sydney on Thursday, ending its first commercial flight from Singapore.

The Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 superjumbo [ARBU.UL] emerged from low-lying cloud to touch down on time on a damp Sydney afternoon, completing its flight from Singapore's Changi Airport.

The aircraft will return to Singapore on Friday.

Passengers paid between 0 and 0,380 to be on the inaugural flight, after bidding for the tickets as part of a charity auction to drum up publicity.

The new aircraft -- which boasts two passenger decks and, in Singapore Airlines' version, first-class suites with proper beds -- suffered two years of delays caused by wiring glitches, which pushed the planemaker into a loss and led to 10,000 lost jobs.

Singapore Airlines is to take delivery of another five A380s in 2008.

REUTERS SR BD1325

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