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Superjumbo begins regular flights from Glasgow to Dubai

The city’s airport has spent more than £8 million on upgrades to welcome the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft.

The A380 will run a regular service between Glasgow and Dubai (Steve Parsons/PA)
The A380 will run a regular service between Glasgow and Dubai (Steve Parsons/PA)

The world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft will begin regular services between Glasgow and Dubai on Tuesday.

Glasgow Airport has spent more than £8 million upgrading its infrastructure to welcome the A380, including the introduction of Scotland’s only triple airbridge.

The superjumbo visited Glasgow in 2014 to mark 10 years of flights from the city by the Emirates airline.

With a wing span of nearly 80 metres, the A380 can carry almost 500 passengers.

Airport managing director Mark Johnston has described the decision by Emirates to introduce the aircraft as a “huge milestone” for Glasgow Airport and a first for the Scottish aviation industry.

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