Istanbul Airport hosts world's largest cargo aircraft
The Istanbul Airport on Oct. 5 hosted the world's largest aircraft the Antonov An-225, which was said to be carrying polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
The Istanbul Airport on Oct. 5 hosted the world's largest aircraft the Antonov An-225.
The 84-meter-long aircraft is the world’s largest cargo aircraft weighing 285 tons with an 88-meter wingspan.
Demirören news agency reported that the world's largest cargo plane was carrying polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
The jet certainly had a busy week, as it visited several destinations after flying from its home base in Kyiv, Ukraine at the beginning of October.
It flew to Almaty, Kazahkstan, and from there to Tianjin, China.
On October 1, #AN225 started new series of commercial flights.— ANTONOV Company 🇺🇦 (@AntonovCompany) October 1, 2021
Currently, the flight of the aircraft during the period from October 1 to 5 is planned with landing at the following airports: Almaty, #Kazakhstan; Tiandjin, #China; Istanbul, #Turkey; Linz, #Austria. pic.twitter.com/Z4uVcy6vC3