Passengers were in awe as the world’s largest aircraft, the Airbus Beluga, touched down at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Tuesday evening.
The Super Transporter is making its debut at Mumbai International Airport.
Airport staff posted images of the aircraft to Twitter with the caption, “Look who stopped at @CSMIA Official! At #MumbaiAirport, the Airbus Beluga Super Transporter made its debut, leaving us all in amazement. What do you think of its original design?
On the microblogging platform, several aviation enthusiasts enthusiastically posted images of the Beluga.
The airplane’s distinctive, whale-like shape attracts attention as it carries large cargo and aviation parts.
The carrier is usually 56 metres long and 17 metres high. It was spotted at the Kolkata airport around 12.30 a.m. on Sunday for refuelling and crew relaxation.
Interestingly, the Embraer E195-E2, the largest jet in the E2 series, made its first flight to Mumbai Airport on Sunday.