TRAVELLERS on Emirates' Glasgow to Dubai route consume more on-board alcohol than any of the airline's other routes.

Consumption on the popular double daily service between Glasgow airport and the Gulf state - where residents require a licence to buy alcohol - outstripped any of the carrier's other flightpaths, according to Denise Holmes, Emirates' district sales manager for Scotland and the North East.

Ms Holmes said: "When we looked at the statistics, Glasgow had the highest alcohol consumption on flights of any other route."

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She added that the airline, which celebrated its 10th anniversary at Glasgow airport in April, said it had "big plans" and did not rule out eventually opening a base at Edinburgh, Scotland's busiest airport.