Emirates to Become First Airline to Operate A380 to Clark

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Emirates Airbus A380 Photo: Emirates

Emirates has announced it will operate a one-off A380 flight to Clark International Airport on 19 August 2020. It will be the first commercial flight to be operated with an Airbus A380 aircraft to Clark, Philippines.

“The special flight will help to meet the demand for flights to and from the Philippines, especially serving passengers from the metro Manila and the surrounding Luzon areas and beyond,” said the airline.

The Emirates A380 flight will operate as flight number EK 2520 and EK 338, departing Dubai at 02:40 a.m. and arriving at Clark at 15:30 p.m. The flight is scheduled to depart Clark at 18:20 p.m. and arrive in Dubai at 22:45 on the same day.

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Emirates Airbus A380 Photo: Emirates

Emirates A380 Flight Schedule to Clark

 “We are proud to fly our first scheduled double-decker service to Clark, in the year we are celebrating our 30th anniversary of serving the Philippines. Emirates has shared a long-standing relationship with the country and our commitment to it and our customers remains stronger than ever.” said Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations – Far East, Emirates.

“We would like to thank the authorities in the Philippines for supporting us throughout the years. We resumed scheduled passenger services to Clark on 1 August with six weekly flights and have since been witnessing tremendous demand from customers in the UAE and other cities within our network to travel to the Philippines.”

 “In addition to marking a milestone and making its debut to Clark, the highly-popular Emirates A380 aircraft will accommodate more travellers on the flight, while allowing them to experience its unique features and safety protocols we have put in place to protect our customers and crew.”

Emirates has been serving the Philippines since 1990 and inaugurated its first service to Clark in 2016. In 2014, the Emirates A380 made a one-off trip to Manila, marking its first arrival in the Philippines. Since the resumption of flights to Clark earlier this month, Emirates has seen a huge demand on its six weekly fights, as well as its daily flights between Dubai and Manila. On 20 August, Emirates will resume its operations to Cebu.

Emirates A380 took to the skies again in July, and now serves destinations including London Heathrow, Paris, Cairo and Guangzhou. Its network will grow further on 16 August with scheduled A380 services to Toronto.

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