The operation of the new aircraft will also have a positive impact on Scotland’s import and export industry. The Boeing 777-300ER has a cargo capacity of 23 tons, which means businesses will benefit from an additional 70 tonnes of weekly capacity on the route. Emirates SkyCargo, continues to play a significant role for the Scottish economy contributing to Scotland’s largest export industry, to destinations such as the Far East, South Africa and Australia.
An Emirates Boeing 777 in Glasgow
Since 2004 Emirates’ Glasgow flight has carried almost two million passengers and over 46,000 tons of cargo to and from the Middle East and beyond, helping companies across the region to export their goods across the globe.
“Emirates’ twice daily service to Dubai is of huge economic importance to Glasgow and Scotland as a whole, and it is no surprise that the second service has proved extremely popular since its launch earlier this year,” said Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport.
“The decision to upgrade the aircraft so soon after the launch is further evidence of this success and it will, once again, increase Emirates’ capacity to and from Glasgow. This is yet another welcome announcement from the airline which was recently confirmed as an official partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and which secured the naming rights to the Emirates Arena.”
The flight, EK025, departs Dubai at 1445hrs and arrives in Glasgow at 1910hrs. The return flight EK026, departs Glasgow at 2045hrs and arrives in Dubai at 0815hrs the following morning - ideally timed for onward connections to destinations across Emirates' global network including Bangkok, Beijing, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Mauritius, the Maldives, Perth and Sydney.