HONOLULU (AP) — All Nippon Airways gave VIP tours of the world's largest wide-body airplane following the arrival of a second successful test flight in Hawaii.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday that the Japanese airline landed its A380 "Flying Honu" at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Wednesday.

Democratic Gov. David Ige and others toured the double-decker aircraft and the airline's two $5 million lounges, including a first-class area that seats 70 and a second lounge for up to 300 other passengers willing to pay a $40 fee.

The airplane painted to resemble Honu, Hawaii's green sea turtle, will seat about 520 passengers. The test flight was another step toward the carrier's 2020 goal of doubling its available seats between Honolulu to Tokyo.

Ige says the state contributed $13 million to airport improvements.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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