Airbus A380 landing at Reunion Island

Test of Airport compatibility

Té / 16 November 2009

15 January 2009: the reunionnese airline Air Austral has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of two A380s in a single-class configuration.
11 novembre 2009, after a long flight from Europe, Airbus A380 appears in the blue sky over Saint-Denis, country’s main city of Reunion Island, in the south of Indian Ocean. The plane flied around the island and landed at Roland-Garros Airport at 7:45 am. Thousands peoples were waiting for this moment with impatience. In a press release, Airbus explain the purpose of this test of Airport compatibility.


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