The world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft is set to return to Glasgow Airport for the first time since 2019.
Emirates’ daily Dubai service will be served again by the Airbus A380 from March 26.
The aircraft is being re-introduced due to the increased demand for Emirates’ only daily route between Scotland and Dubai.
The huge aircraft towers at over 24 metres high, with a wingspan of nearly 80 metres.
It is the third time Glasgow Airport will welcome the A380, which first touched down on April 10, 2014 to celebrate Emirates’ 10th anniversary.
In April 2019 the aircraft also made Scottish aviation history by becoming the first A380 to form part of a scheduled service anywhere in Scotland.
Matt Hazelwood, chief commercial officer at AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Glasgow, said: “The decision by Emirates to re-introduce the A380 is tremendous for Glasgow and the west of Scotland and a great way to start 2023.
“Each time this iconic aircraft comes to Glasgow it is a significant moment for Scotland’s aviation industry, but this announcement is particularly special and a real endorsement from Emirates as we continue to rebuild the vital connectivity that is so important to the region.
“It is yet another milestone in Glasgow Airport’s near 20-year relationship with Emirates and I look forward to welcoming back this tremendous aircraft in March.”
The A380 will offer passengers 14 private suites in first class, 76 fully flat-bed seats in business class and 427 seats in economy class.
Flight EK027 will depart Dubai at 7.50am and arrive in Glasgow at 12.45pm, with EK028 taking off for Dubai at 2.35pm from Sunday March 26, arriving at 1.05am.