A380 for Manchester

Emirates is to operate a regular Airbus A380 service from the UK’s Manchester International Airport from September.

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March 30: Dubai-based airline Emirates is to operate a regular Airbus A380 service from the UK’s Manchester International Airport in September, making the Lancashire city the most northerly destination on the world’s A380 network.
From September 1 the A380 will replace Boeing 777 aircraft on routes EK017 from Dubai and EK018 out of Manchester. Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Andrew Cornish, said “Emirates’ decision to operate daily A380 services between Manchester and Dubai represents an historic moment for this airport – we have invested close to £10 million in upgrading the airfield and terminal to accommodate the aircraft.” In October 2009 the ‘Emirates Lounge’ was opened at Manchester.
Emirates currently operates eight A380s serving London Heathrow, Toronto, Paris, Jeddah, Bangkok, Seoul, Sydney and Auckland.