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Air Nippon Airways completes first A380 test flight at Honolulu airport

  • (Video by Allison Schaefers and photos by Kat Wade)

    All Nippon Airways brought the state's largest airport one step closer to accommodating the world's largest aircraft with the completion of the first of two test flights of its colorful A380 "Flying Honu" on Wednesday.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    The ground crew worked on an All Nippon Airways A380 “Flying Honu” after its first test flight Wednesday at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Kahu Kelekona Bishaw, left, with Hiroshi Shibata, vice president and general manager of ANA Hawaii, blessed the Flying Honu, center.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Pilot Kazuo Kasuya, left, listened to Pilot- in-command Agata Saito describe test-flying the A380, which has 520 seats, bottom.

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