In an article in this publication (dated February 2006) it states the following:
5 UK airports are currently identified as a potential A380 destination - Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester and Nottingham East Midlands (NEM).
Are they thinking along the lines of a suitable diversion airport, or are any carriers talking about using the airport on a regular basis? One can presume we must be talking a freight operator here due to the lack of air bridges etc.
I sincerely apologise if this has been raised previously, but it has been a long day!!!