GLASGOW is set to make aviation history as the world’s largest commercial passenger jet prepares to fly into Scotland.

Emirates has announced its massive double decker A380 service will run daily between Glasgow Airport and Dubai from April 2019.

It will be the first time the popular “super jumbo” aircraft will operate on a scheduled basis to Scotland.

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And Glasgow Airport bosses have said they are currently investing around £8 million in their infrastructure to make sure the airport is ready for the big moment.

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The larger capacity plane will replace Emirates’ current twice daily Boeing 777 service between Glasgow and Dubai for a temporary period.

During this time, Dubai Airports plan to close Dubai International’s (DXB) southern runway for upgrade works and the single runway operations require airlines to reduce and adjust their operating schedules.

Standing over 24 metres high and with a wing span of nearly 80 metres, the A380 will have a three class cabin configuration, offering 14 private suites in first class, 76 lie flat seats in business, and 399 seats in economy.

Customers travelling to and from Glasgow on the A380 can expect “more space across all classes,” bosses promised.

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This is the second time Glasgow Airport will welcome the A380 which first visited on 10 April 2014 to celebrate Emirates’ 10th anniversary at the city.

Mark Johnston, managing director of Glasgow Airport, described how the decision is not only a huge milestone for the airport, it marks “what is a first in Scottish aviation industry.”

He added: “We have forged a valued relationship with Emirates since its inaugural flight in April 2004, and the introduction of Scotland’s first-ever scheduled A380 service represents a major vote of confidence in the city.

“We are currently investing in excess of £8 million in our infrastructure to ensure Glasgow Airport is ready to welcome this iconic aircraft when it touches down next April.”

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Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Emirates’ decision to create Scottish aviation history in Glasgow not only reinforces the airline’s confidence in Glasgow Airport, it further reaffirms its commitment to the entire Glasgow city region.

“Its decision to introduce an A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, on its Glasgow route is further evidence of its success in and is one which will massively increase Emirates’ capacity to and from our city.”

Since Emirates’ inaugural flight at Glasgow Airport on April 10, 2004, it has been one of the airport’s biggest success stories carrying more than four million passengers across its global network which now covers 155 destinations.

The airline’s decision to introduce its flagship A380 confirms its status as Scotland’s leading long-haul airline.

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The deployment of the A380 is to minimise the reduction of Emirates’ capacity from Glasgow to Dubai and beyond from April 16 and May 31.

The A380 flight will depart Dubai at 2.50pm and arrive in Glasgow at 7.45pm, while the return flight will leave Glasgow at 9.30pm and land in Dubai at 7.55am the next morning.

From June 1 until September 30, the double daily service will be reinstated on the route, with the A380 operating on the first flight of the day, and a Boeing 777 on the second, increasing capacity on the route during this period to meet seasonal summer demand.

Thereafter, the service will revert back to a twice daily Boeing 777 operation.