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A look at the world’s biggest passenger plane

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

The sprawling interior of the A380 Airbus from Emirates airline, which showed off its new plane at Logan airport Thursday.

The Emirates airline on Thursday showed off its newest plane that will soon begin to service Logan Airport — a massive A380 that is so big, Massport spent $30 million renovating Terminal E to accommodate it.

Made by Airbus, the wide-body A380 is the largest passenger plane in the world, with two levels, semi-private suites, shower spas, and an on-board lounge.

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The A380 that’s flying into Boston is currently configured to seat 491 passengers, with 14 private suites, 76 business class seats, and 401 economy seats.

Massport had to add new jet bridges to three gates at Terminal E to accommodate the two tiers of the new A380, which is about 16 feet taller than a 747. The wingspan of the massive aircraft, which can weigh as much as 575 metric tons, is about 262 feet.

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Emirates currently provides non-stop service between Logan and Dubai.

Here’s a closer look at the new plane:

The upper lounge area of the Emirates A380 plane which visited Logan Airport that includes private suits, a shower spa, and a onboard lounge.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

The upper lounge area includes private suites, a shower spa, and a lounge.

Children’s seats with toys and books.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Children’s seats with toys and books.

A closed off seat.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

A closed off seat.

A private cabin on the upper level.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

A private cabin on the upper level.

The massive A380 is so big, Massport spent $30 million renovating Terminal E to accommodate it.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

The massive A380 is so big, Massport spent $30 million renovating Terminal E to accommodate it.

A look at the exterior of the plane.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

A look at the exterior of the plane.

Shelby Grebbin can be reached at shelby.grebbin@globe.com.
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