Regular flights between Scotland and the UAE will step up a gear with the introduction of the Airbus A380.

The world’s largest passenger airliner will fly between Glasgow and Dubai for six months after lots of planning and preparation.

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489 – Capacity for passengers, the same as the main auditorium in Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre.

575 – Tonnes the aircraft can weigh.

£8 million – Spent by Glasgow Airport upgrading the runway and infrastructure to support the A380.

79.8 metres – Wingspan of the superjumbo, more than twice the height of Glasgow Cathedral.

29,340 – Meals due to be served every single month on the Glasgow to Dubai route.

24 – Emirates cabin crew on every flight, meaning the six-month service will be supported by 4,320 crew.

15,000 – Maximum kilometres flown between take-off and landing, one of the longest-ranges in the world.

Planes landing at Heathrow AirportAn Emirates Airbus A380 plane flies over houses near Heathrow Airport, west London (Steve Parsons/PA)

14 – Private suites on board with the option of selecting your own meal and bed times.

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43,100ft – Cruising altitude.

15 – Years since Emirates first arrived in Glasgow.