Hyderabad: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here has witnessed the landing of one of the world’s largest cargo aeroplanes, Airbus Beluga.
A press release from the airport operator on Monday said the whale-shaped Beluga landed here on Sunday night and would take off today. GMR Hyderabad International Airport made special arrangements for its landing, parking, and take-off. The Beluga is known for its ability to transport oversized air cargo, it said.
Earlier, the world’s “biggest cargo aircraft” Antonov An-225 made its first landing here in May 2016.
The Hyderabad airport was chosen based on the infrastructure strength and technical parameters, the release added.