Airbus A380 Makes Inaugural Journey

Airbus A380 made its much-delayed, first journey from Singapore to Sydney. It's the quietest passenger jet ever built, and it can carry many more passengers than the industry standard, the Boeing 747.

LYNN NEARY, host:

Well, on the other side of the world, the lucky few flew through the clouds in style this morning. We're talking here about literal clouds, and a trip on the world's largest jetliner.

Our last word in business today is Airbus A380. The plane made its much-delayed, first journey today from Singapore to Sydney. It's the quietest passenger jet ever built, and it can carry many more passengers than the industry standard, the Boeing 747.

But Singapore Airlines opted to give its passengers plenty of room on the inaugural flight. After all, passengers paid tens of thousands of dollars for a seat - or, should we say, a suite. Those passengers who opted for private, first-class suites had wide, flat, double beds and their own bar area filled with Dom Perignon.

And that's today' business news from MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Lynn Neary.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

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