Emirates to fly daily to Glasgow
December 31 (TravelAndy): Emirates has announced to fly daily to Glasgow from Dubai for a temporary period next year. The airline said the service will be provided between April 16 and May 31, 2019.
Emirates will use Airbus A380 for the flight, marking the aircraft’s first operation on a scheduled basis to Scotland.
The Airbus A380 aircraft will substitute the present double daily service between Dubai and Glasgow by Boeing 777 for a brief period, during which Dubai International Airport’s southern runway could remain shut for development work. Emirates’ decision to replace A380 is to ensure that the airline’s capacity from Glasgow to Dubai is not reduced, which is usually the case during upgrade routines, when single runway operations need airlines to lower and modify their service schedules.
Emirates, in order to cater to higher seasonal demand, will resume its twice daily service on the route from June 1 through September 30. While Airbus A380 will be used for the first flight of the day, Boeing 777 will operate on the second one. After that, the airline will go back to the twice daily Boeing 777 service.
As per the daily A380 schedule, flights will take off from Dubai at 14.50 hours, and arrive in Glasgow at 19.45 hours, while flights will depart from Glasgow at 21.30 hours and reach Dubai at 07.55 hours the following day.
The airline launched a daily flight to Edinburgh in October this year, and currently has three daily flights between Scotland and Dubai.