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July 31, 2012

You're Invited to Welcome the Largest Passenger Aircraft in the World to Texas
Wednesday, August 1, 2012, noon - 2 p.m.

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The Houston Airport System's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) invites you to help us welcome the largest passenger aircraft in the world to Texas. The Lufthansa A380 will make its first arrival at IAH on Wednesday, August 1 and you're invited to the "A380 Houston Party" to celebrate from noon - 2 p.m. at FM 1960, just east of Farrell Road, Houston 77066.

The A380 is scheduled to arrive at 1:50 p.m. and Mayor Annise Parker will be at IAH to welcome the plane on the tarmac and celebrate this historic occasion.

Guests will have an unbeatable view of the A380 landing on the runway at IAH. Get your cameras ready, because the "A380 Houston Party" is in a gated area, not regularly open to the public and it is very close to the runway. Planespotters should be able to get great photos.

While you're waiting for the A380 to arrive, we have plenty of entertainment planned, including chances to win several prizes including two trips to Germany on the A380, courtesy of Lufthansa Airlines. All you have to do is enter (and be eligible for) a few contests.

For the two grand prize contests - lucky participants, chosen at random, will either have to yodel their way to Germany or pack their suitcases the best. The two other contests include a Lederhosen costume contest and a Foursquare Check-in contest. For more information on how to register for the contests and eligibility, visit

What's a party without food and music? The "A380 Houston Party" will have free food including sandwiches, chips, ice cream cups, popsicles, drinks and more. There will also be a free gift for each guest and entertainment by the Das Ist Lustig Band. For more information about the "A380 Houston Party" including a map, visit

For information on the "A380 Houston Party", contact Mary McKnight at

To learn more about Houston Airports, visit

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