An Airbus A380 double-deck super jumbo arrived in Los Angeles Monday morning on a flight from Melbourne and was being prepared for its return trip tonight, inaugurating Australia's Qantas Airways service using the world's largest-capacity commercial jet.

The aircraft, which arrived from Melbourne around 7:30 a.m., was scheduled to leave on its first commercial departure from LAX to Melbourne at 11:30 p.m.

LAX is expected to have 12 daily A380 flights by 2012 -- more than any other airport in North America. The 163-foot-long cabin can accommodate more than 800 passengers in an all economy-class configuration or 555 with first- class and business seating.

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