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Article from BTNews 15 APRIL 2019

A380 milestone for Glasgow

Aviation fans will be heading for Glasgow Airport tomorrow, Tuesday, with Emirates scheduled to make history as it introduces Scotland’s first Airbus A380 superjumbo to operate its scheduled service to Dubai.

The airline announced in January it was planning to operate the world’s largest commercial aircraft out of Glasgow throughout this year’s summer season until the end of October.

Emirates’ A380 is configured with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 fully flat-bed seats in Business Class and 399 seats in Economy Class. It has visited Glasgow once before, on 10 April 2014 to celebrate Emirates’ 10th anniversary at the city.

Airport managing director Mark Johnston said the airline had become one of the airport’s biggest success stories, carrying more than 4m passengers across a global network that now covers 155 destinations.

He added: “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 investing in excess of £8m in our infrastructure to ensure Glasgow Airport is ready to welcome this iconic aircraft when it touches down.”

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