Emirates deploying one-off A380 service to Clark

 Emirates has announced that will be operating a one-off Airbus A380 service to Clark International Airport on August 19. This will be the first A380 commercial service from Clark.

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According to Emirates, 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.

The A380 flight EK2520 will be departing Dubai at 2:40am and will arrive Clark at 3:30pm local time. The return flight EK338 will depart Clark at 6:20pm local time and will arrive Dubai at 10:45pm local time.Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations - Far East, Emirates said: “We are proud to fly our first scheduled A380 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.”

“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.”

Second A380 commercial flight to the Philippines

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This will be the second time the world's largest operator of the A380 will operate a commercial superjumbo flight to the Philippines. In 2014, Emirates operated a commercial A380 flight to Manila during its ceremonial transfer to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3. The aircraft was piloted by the first A380 Captain, Franklyn Desiderio.

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