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Emirates A380 touches down in Glasgow

Posted 17 April 2019 · Add Comment

An Emirates’ A380 yesterday landed for the first time in Glasgow.

 

A crowd of local fans gathered to witness the arrival of inaugural flight EK025 as it touched down on Glaswegian soil at 19:34hrs.

The arrival of Emirates’ A380 marks a new daily service between Glasgow and Dubai that will run from today until 30th September 2019. While an A380 aircraft has touched down in Scotland before, this is the first time in history an A380 has been in regular service to Scotland.

Richard Jewsbury, vice-president UK, Emirates,said: “The arrival of the A380 is a new milestone in Emirates’ 15-year relationship with Glasgow Airport and a step forward for Scottish air travel. Our flagship aircraft continues to capture the imagination of passengers, more than 10 years after it first took flight, and they love flying it.

“During its six-month visit to the city, the daily service will give thousands of travellers through Glasgow the chance to experience the best in air travel while enjoying the incredible Emirates features an A380 offers. The demand for our services out of Scotland has been very positive and this new service is a fitting way to celebrate Glasgow’s fifteenth anniversary.”

Mark Johnston, Glasgow Airport managing director, said: “Watching this incredible aircraft touch down on our runway is an experience that will live long in the memories of everyone involved. It may have only taken just a few moments for the Emirates A380 to land, but the planning and effort that has gone into bringing this iconic aircraft to Glasgow Airport has been years in the making.

“Emirates’ Glasgow Dubai service has been a huge success story for Scotland during the last 15 years. By investing more than £8 million in upgrading our infrastructure, we are confident Scotland’s busiest long-haul route will continue to flourish thanks to premium service offered by the introduction of the Emirates A380 aircraft.”

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