Emirates sends A380 superjumbo to Beirut, spurring hope of tourism revival

The world’s largest passenger jet landed at Beirut’s international airport last week, bringing with it hope for a revival of Lebanon’s vital tourism sector. The one-off Emirates Airbus A380 flight from Dubai on Thursday (March 29) was an acknowledgement of the substantial passenger traffic between Lebanon and Gulf nations, where many Lebanese nationals work and more pass through to destinations farther afield. AP/NBC9

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