Emirates A380 Lands at Manchester Airport

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Emirates Twin-Deck aircraft touches down with 517 passengers onboard its maiden flight from Dubai to Manchester.

Emirates Twin-Deck aircraft touches down with 517 passengers onboard its maiden flight from Dubai to Manchester.

Yesterday, Emirates’ maiden flight from Dubai to Manchester was the first time the world’s largest airliner has operated a scheduled service from a regional airport.

The Emirates superjumbo, carrying up to 517 passengers, is now operating one of Emirates’ 2 daily flights from Manchester to Dubai non-stop.

It will also introduce Emirates’ First Class cabin, including on-board showers.

More than 10,000 spectators flocked to Manchester Airport yesterday to see Emirates’ new A380.

Return fares from Manchester to Dubai on the A380 start from £539 (Economy), £2309 (Business) and £3087 for First Class.

Below are some more images of the historic flight.

11,000 spectators look on as the A380 taxis past the airport viewing park

11,000 spectators look on as the A380 taxis past the airport viewing park

A symbolic welcome to Manchester Airport see's the fire engines shower the aircraft with water

A symbolic welcome to Manchester Airport see's the fire engines shower the aircraft with water

A unique double air bridge is required to connect both decks of the A380 to the Terminal building

A unique double air bridge is required to connect both decks of the A380 to the Terminal building

The Crew on the A380 comprises 24 Flight attendants plus 6 crew on the flight deck.

The Crew on the A380 comprises 24 Flight attendants plus 6 crew on the flight deck.

On board facilities on the upper deck for first class and business passengers include 2 champagne bars, private suites with beds and 2 shower spa's

On board facilities on the upper deck for first class and business passengers include 2 champagne bars, private suites with beds and 2 shower spa's

Business Class passengers travel in their own pods such as this one shown here which folds flat into a bed

Business Class passengers travel in their own pods such as this one shown here which folds flat into a bed

Manchester to Dubai takes a little over 7 hours so first class passengers can make use of the shower room on the upper deck. Flying first class from Manchester to Dubai will set you back £3,000

Manchester to Dubai takes a little over 7 hours so first class passengers can make use of the shower room on the upper deck. Flying first class from Manchester to Dubai will set you back £3,000

Category: Dubai Airport Flights, Dubai International Airport, Emirates Airlines

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