国内首架A380客机完成首航 “首航”英语怎么说?

 昨天上午10时,中国首架A380客机从北京首都国际机场起飞,于13时15分平稳地降落在广州白云国际机场,成功首航。

我们来看一段相关的英文报道:
China's first Airbus A380, operated by China Southern Airlines Co Ltd, took off at 10 am on Monday at the Beijing Capital International Airport carrying nearly 500 passengers on its maiden flight to Guangzhou, and made a smooth landing at Baiyun International Airport at 1:10 pm as people inside and outside the double-decker cabin cheered.

Among those aboard the world's largest civil aircraft were retired star basketball player Yao Ming and other celebrities.

由南方航空公司引进的中国首架空客A380飞机,昨天搭载了近500名旅客,于上午10点从北京首都国际机场出发,在下午1点10分顺利降落在广州白云机场,完成了其首航。

退役篮球明星姚明也搭乘了这班全球最大的民用飞机。

【讲解】
文中的“maiden flight”就是首航的意思。另外我们也可以说maiden tripmaiden voyage。此次空客A380首航是从北京到广州的国内航班,而“domestic flight”就是国内航班的意思,我们所说的国际航班就是“international flight”。文章中提到的“double-decker cabin”就是空客A380的一大卖点:双层客舱。而“civil aircraft”就是民用飞机的意思。