There is no point in going to Manchester.TheMerseyOrange said:An A380 is due to make the type's first-ever visit to the UK this Thursday (18th) but I can't find any info about it coming to Manchester. The plane concerned is exhibiting at the Berlin airshow, its first official public appearance in Germany, from tomorrow until Sunday but will depart from there early on Thursday morning bound for the UK and perform fly-bys at BAe Broughton (the plant near Chester) at 1140 and then BAe Filton (Bristol) at 1210. It'll then fly on to Heathrow landing at around 1320 to allow docking and general airfield compatibility trials to take place. After night-stopping, it'll head back to Berlin departing at around 0555. Even at this late stage, as far as I can tell, no-one is suggesting a visit to Manchester is also planned but if someone knows differently then that's fine by me.
There was mention of an A380 returning to the UK on June 10th to tie-in with employee Family Days at the two BAe plants mentioned above, including a landing at Filton (it can't land at Chester), as well as a rumoured fly-through at Manchester but this later visit is reported as cancelled due to the aircraft being required for additional flight development testing on that date.