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Emirates record busiest ever winter at Glasgow Airport
09 May 2017
 
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Emirates Airline has recorded its busiest ever winter at Glasgow Airport as over 222,000 passengers travel between Scotland's largest city and Dubai.

Between November 2016 and April 2017, Emirates Airline carried upto 41,106 passengers a month between Glasgow and Dubai, representing month-on-month growth of up to 13.26 per cent.

Emirates currently operates two daily return flights between Glasgow and Dubai with flights operated by a 356-seat Boeing 777-300ER type aircraft. The aircraft features 8 private First Class suites, 48 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 356 seats in Economy.

All passengers travelling with Emirates enjoy free onboard Wi-Fi and in-seat power sockets, so they can stay connected wherever they may be. Passengers can even make calls to friends, colleagues and family on the ground thanks to onboard mobile phone and data roaming services. Relax to the latest tunes, or explore new worlds with award-winning inflight entertainment on your personal seat-back screen. Ambient lighting helps passengers adjust to new time zones, and ample legroom means passengers arrive ready to take on the day.

First and Business Class enjoy door-to-door service with Emirates offering complimentary Chauffeur-drive transfers between Glasgow Airport and any address within 80-miles of the airport. At the airport passengers can enjoy the exclusive Emirates First and Business Class lounge. In typical Emirates style, the lounge is a superbly-equipped travel sanctuary boasting dramatic views of the airfield, runway and the Scottish hills. Away from the hustle and bustle of the busy departure lounge and furnished with Italian marble floors, gold Rolex clocks, plush leather armchairs and mahogany furniture, passengers can catch up on work at the Business Centre with complimentary Wi-Fi and lose themselves in the exquisite gourmet cuisine, prepared by award-winning on-site chefs. Passengers can also take a shower and feel refreshed before they fly with Timeless Spa accessories on hand or simply sit-back, relax and watch the latest news and sporting events on widescreen TV’s whilst enjoying a drink from the complimentary bar.

Emirates' flights from Glasgow to Dubai offers Scotland's only First Class cabin and the airline is the only international airline with its own dedicated lounge at a Scottish Airport.

The Glasgow to Dubai route is Scotland's busiest long-haul flight and the phenomenal growth of the route means flights on the huge 356-seat aircraft are now operating with over 90 per cent of seats occupied.

If Emirates are to continue growing at Glasgow Airport the airline will need to add a third daily return flight or convert one of the two existing flights to the Airbus A380 super-jumbo.

Speaking in 2013, Laurie Berryman, Vice-President, Emirates Airline predicted either the A380 or a third flight on the Glasgow route by 2017. An Emirates A380 visited Glasgow in 2014 for a one-off flight to mark the route’s tenth anniversary.

Once in Dubai passengers can connect onward to over 100 worldwide destinations including Passengers connecting in Dubai with Emirates benefit from checking-in at Glasgow Airport with their bags being checked through to their final destination and when checking-in at Glasgow Airport, passengers will receive boarding passes for their flight to Dubai and those for the onward connecting flight. Once in Dubai passengers can connect seamlessly with onward Emirates flights to over 100 worldwide destinations including Bali, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, the Maldives, Singapore and Sydney. Passengers connecting in Dubai with Emirates benefit from checking-in at Glasgow Airport with their bags being checked through to their final destination and when checking-in at Glasgow, passengers will receive boarding passes for their flight to Dubai and those for the onward connecting flight, giving passengers a seamless and hassle-free connection.

Emirates Airline flights from Glasgow to Dubai and beyond can be booked now through Air Glasgow ensuring you get the cheapest flights every time you book.