GLASWEGIAN plane enthusiasts are being given the chance to see Scottish aviation history be made next week.

Glasgow Airport and Emirates will welcome the massive, double-decker A380 jet on Tuesday, April 16.

It will be the first time the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft has been introduced on a scheduled basis to Scotland.

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Glasgow Airport bosses have invested around £8 million in their infrastructure to make sure the airport is ready for the big moment as flight EK025 arrives at 19:45.

There has been huge public interest in the event, and bosses have said they are keen for members of the public to join in the celebrations.

The airport and Police Scotland have put measures into place on the big day.

These will ensure the safety of visitors and minimise congestion on both the airport’s road network and surrounding roads.

Viewing of the aircraft’s arrival and departure will be limited to specific areas around the perimeter of the airfield, as per this map.

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The airport said it is important that the number of private vehicles travelling to the airport is managed as parking will be limited.

Therefore, Glasgow Airport is offering visitors six hours free parking at its Long-stay car park, which can be accessed Abbotsinch Road.

There will be no waiting or parking permitted on any of the airfield’s perimeter roads; Barnsford Road, Abbotsinch Road and Walkinshaw Road.

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Emergency access gates around the perimeter must remain clear of people and vehicles as they may be required by the emergency services.

The airline first touched down at the city’s airport in 2004 with more than 4.5 million passengers travelling between there and Dubai since.

The A380 will be used for the first regular service to Scotland, which will run until September 30.

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The A380 first visited Glasgow on April 10, 2014 to celebrate Emirates’ 10th anniversary in the city.


Flight details

  • Inbound: EK025, scheduled arrival 19:45
  • Outbound: EK026, scheduled departure 21:30

Getting to the airport

  • Everyone is encouraged to use public transport if possible to reduce congestion in and around the airport
  • Visit for more information on the various travel options to and from the airport


  • Free parking for up to six hours will be available within the long-stay car park located on Arran Avenue from 5pm onwards
  • It is possible to walk from both the long-stay car park and main terminal building to the viewing areas highlighted in the attached map
  • The short-stay car parks will be open as normal and can be pre-booked at
  • Traffic enforcement measures will be in place on the day and any vehicles causing an obstruction or parked within three metres of the perimeter fence (including the access gates) will be removed at the owner’s expense


  • Keep to the pavements or grass areas if viewing the aircraft from the perimeter
  • Do not use any roads as a walking route or viewing area - the roads around the airport will remain open and traffic must be able to pass freely at all times
  • Climbing aides are not permitted and do not attempt to climb the fence - airport security and police will be stationed around the perimeter of the airfield
  • Members of the public may be waiting for several hours and consuming food and drink on the day, so take care not to leave any litter as packaging, containers and other objects can create a safety risk to aircraft
  • Visitors are reminded the operation of drones within 5km of the airfield of any UK airport is illegal and extremely dangerous. For further information visit