x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 July 2017

A380 flight marks 10 years of Emirates service from Dubai to Glasgow

The service will run on April 10. The airport will become the first in Scotland to welcome the world’s largest airliner.

DUBAI // Emirates is to commemorate 10 years of flights from Glasgow Airport with a one-off A380 service to the Scottish city, reported the government news agency Wam.

The service will run on April 10. The airport will become the first in Scotland to welcome the world’s largest airliner.

Emirates began operations from Glasgow on April 10, 2004 and since then has carried millions of passengers across its global network.

“Since its arrival in 2004, Emirates has been one of Glasgow Airport’s biggest success stories and its decision to introduce a second daily service to Dubai in 2012 confirmed its status as Scotland’s leading long-haul airline,” said Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport.

“To bring the A380 to Scotland for the first time will be a hugely significant milestone in our country’s aviation history and an exciting day for the passengers who will have the opportunity to fly on the aircraft and the staff who have worked hard to make it possible.”

Laurie Berryman, Emirates vice president UK, said: “As the largest A380 operator in the world, it is a historic moment to see one of our A380s take flight from Glasgow Airport for the first time.

“Celebrating 10 years in Glasgow is a landmark occasion for us and it demonstrates our continued commitment to Glasgow and Scotland, which is an extremely important passenger and cargo market for Emirates.”

The A380 flight will operate as EK027 and depart Dubai at 7.50am arriving in Glasgow at 12.35pm the same day.

The return flight will depart Glasgow at 3.35pm arriving in Dubai the following day at 2am.

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