THE world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft has set off from Dubai as it heads for Glasgow.

The giant A380 plane is beginning regular services between Glasgow and Dubai from today.

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Glasgow Airport has spent more than £8 million upgrading its infrastructure to welcome the double decker super-jumbo jet, including the introduction of Scotland’s only triple airbridge.

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Tight restrictions have been placed around Glasgow Airport as the aircraft comes in to land at 19:45. Large crowds are expected to be waiting at the airport’s dedicated viewing area to welcome it.

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