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A380 in numbers as service between Glasgow and Dubai begins

The superjumbo, which can carry 489 passengers and be staffed by 24 cabin crew, arrives in Scotland at the start of the six-month service.

More than 29,000 meals are due to be served every month on the Emirates Airbus A380 between Glasgow and Dubai (Rui Vieira/PA)
More than 29,000 meals are due to be served every month on the Emirates Airbus A380 between Glasgow and Dubai (Rui Vieira/PA)

Regular flights between Scotland and the UAE will step up a gear with the introduction of the Airbus A380.

The world’s largest passenger airliner will fly between Glasgow and Dubai for six months after lots of planning and preparation.

489 – Capacity for passengers, the same as the main auditorium in Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre.

575 – Tonnes the aircraft can weigh.

£8 million – Spent by Glasgow Airport upgrading the runway and infrastructure to support the A380.

79.8 metres – Wingspan of the superjumbo, more than twice the height of Glasgow Cathedral.

29,340 – Meals due to be served every single month on the Glasgow to Dubai route.

24 – Emirates cabin crew on every flight, meaning the six-month service will be supported by 4,320 crew.

15,000 – Maximum kilometres flown between take-off and landing, one of the longest-ranges in the world.

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An Emirates Airbus A380 plane flies over houses near Heathrow Airport, west London (Steve Parsons/PA)

14 – Private suites on board with the option of selecting your own meal and bed times.

43,100ft – Cruising altitude.

15 – Years since Emirates first arrived in Glasgow.

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