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Emirates to commemorate 10 years at Glasgow Airport with a one-off A380 service



Emirates to commemorate 10 years at Glasgow Airport with a one-off A380 service.

The occasion will mark the first time a Scottish airport has welcomed an A380 aircraft

Glasgow, UK – 12th February 2014: In yet another first, Emirates, a global connector of people and places, will operate a one-off A380 service from Glasgow Airport on 10th April 2014 to celebrate a decade of carrying Scotland’s passengers to Dubai and beyond.

The occasion is set to be an equally huge milestone for Glasgow Airport as it becomes the first airport in Scotland to welcome an A380 – the world’s largest commercial aircraft – standing over 24 metres high and with a wing span of nearly 80 metres.


Since Emirates began operations at Glasgow Airport on 10th April 2004, it has carried 2.3 million passengers across its global network which now covers 141 destinations. Emirates currently offers over 43,000 passenger seats per month to and from Glasgow, following the upgrade of its second daily service to a Boeing 777 in 2012.

Whether stopping in Dubai or connecting to another destination, passengers embarking on this unique A380 flight from Glasgow can expect a spacious aircraft, with a cabin that is two-and-a-half feet wider than a Boeing 777; a peaceful journey in the world’s quietest long-range jet; on-board Wi-Fi; world-class in-flight menus and the award-winning ice entertainment system.

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.”

Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, also commented: “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. 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.”

The one-off A380 flight will operate as EK028 and will depart Glasgow at 15:35hrs arriving in Dubai the following day at 0200hrs.

Passengers travelling Business Class or First Class will have access to the A380’s on-board Lounge, a dedicated bartender and plenty of space to mingle whilst enjoying world-class delicacies. First Class passengers can also look forward to experiencing the aircraft’s on-board signature Shower Spa, with a state-of-the-art shower system and Timeless Shower Spa kits, as well as the aircraft’s First Class Private Suites.

Emirates is an Official Partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Official Airline of the Queen’s Baton Relay. These partnerships strengthen the airline’s commitment to Glasgow and Scotland and will play a key role in profiling the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on a global stage.

Booking info

Flights to Dubai and beyond on Emirates’ one-off A380 service from Glasgow Airport can be booked on or by telephone on 0844 800 2777.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator icon=”star”][vc_column_text]

Glasgow Airport Emirates A380 Photographs

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Scotland’s only direct flight to Guernsey announced for summer 2013


Scotland’s only direct flight to Guernsey announced for summer 2013

Channel Islands Travel Group today announces the launch of a new air route from Glasgow Airport to Guernsey for summer 2013.

It means Scotland will be served by a direct link with the island, which lies just off the coast of Normandy, for the first time in several years.

The service will operate every Saturday between June 29th & September 14th 2013 using a 46 seat ATR-42 aircraft with a flying time of two hours.

guernseyThe route will be sold exclusively by C.I. Travel Group’s well-established consumer brands that include Airways Holidays and It will also be used by Guernsey hoteliers who wish to offer their own clients from the Glasgow area a direct flight to the island.

Robert Mackenzie, Managing Director of the C.I. Travel Group, said: “We are delighted to have concluded negotiations for the launch of a new service from Glasgow Airport to Guernsey for summer 2013.

“C.I. Travel has always had a strong presence in Scotland but it has been some years since Scottish visitors were able to travel directly to Guernsey. We believe that this new opportunity to visit the Bailiwick for a holiday and fly direct from Glasgow will prove very popular.”

Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Guernsey is a popular destination among Scottish travellers and it is therefore great news that they will be able to fly direct from Glasgow Airport next summer instead of taking a connecting flight.

“We look forward to working closely with C.I. Travel to make their 2013 flight programme a success.”

Holidays can now be booked exclusively through C.I. Travel Group’s website or via travel agents in the UK.

For further information regarding the contents of this news release please call 01534 496644 and speak to Robert Mackenzie, Managing Director C.I. Travel Group.

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