14 JANUARY 2019


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Article from BTNews 14 JANUARY 2019

Emirates A380 heads for Glasgow

Glasgow Airport is about to help to create Scottish aviation history following confirmation that Emirates is to introduce Scotland’s first scheduled A380 superjumbo service.

The world’s largest commercial aircraft will enter the schedules at the airport on Tuesday 16 April and will  operate throughout the summer season until the end of October.

Since Emirates’ inaugural flight at Glasgow Airport on 10 April 2004, the airline has been one of the airport’s biggest success stories carrying more than 4m passengers across a global network that now covers 155 destinations.

The A380 will offer passengers 14 private suites in First Class, 76 fully flat-bed seats in Business Class and 399 seats in Economy Class.

It is the second time Glasgow Airport will welcome the A380 which first visited on 10 April 2014 to celebrate Emirates’ 10th anniversary at the city.

Airport managing director Mark Johnston said: “We have forged a valued relationship with Emirates since its inaugural flight in April 2004 and the introduction of Scotland’s first-ever scheduled A380 service represents a major vote of confidence in the city.

“We are currently investing in excess of £8m in our infrastructure to ensure Glasgow Airport is ready to welcome this iconic aircraft when it touches down in April.”



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