Lufthansa to build special hangar for A380 in Philippines

German aviation services firm Lufthansa Technik said yesterday it will build a hangar in the Philippines dedicated to the Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial passenger jet.

The company's local unit said it would break ground for the $US30 million ($A27 million) facility at Manila airport on Friday. No other project details were disclosed.

"The new $30 million hangar indicates the continuing commitment of Lufthansa Technik Philippines to build up its investment in the Philippines and create hundreds of high-tech, high-skill jobs for Filipinos," it said in a statement.

"There are only four locations worldwide where the A380 can be maintained and the Philippines hopes to join this rank."