A380 in numbers as service between Glasgow and Dubai begins
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.
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.