Singapore Airlines' first A380 touched down at Changi International Wednesday evening at 18:42 local time, starting a new era in commercial aviation. The giant jet, which had departed Toulouse 13 hr. before, docked at the essentially complete and spectacular S$1.75 billion ($1.19 billion) Terminal 3, which is due to go into full-scale commercial operation on Jan. 9. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and more than 500 guests were in attendance. Reaction to the unveiling of the airline's new ...

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