Emirates to fly A380 to Clark on August 19

Aviation Updates Philippines – Dubai-based airline Emirates is sending the world's largest commercial passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380-800, to Clark International Airport, Philippines on Wednesday, August 19.

Flight EK-2520 will be wheels up from Dubai at 2:40 am local time and will touchdown in Clark at 3:30 pm local time. The return flight, EK-338, will depart back to Dubai at 6:20 pm local time and will arrive at 10:45 pm local time.

Reservations for these flights are already available on the airline's website. Take note: There are still COVID-19 restrictions in effect for those entering the Philippines or the United Arab Emirates.

Emirates' one-off passenger flight to Clark is another achievement for the gulf airline. In 2015, Emirates also sent a one-off A380 flight from Dubai to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila.

This, however, is not the first time for a superjumbo to land in Clark. There have been various proving and testing flights of the A380 in the past few years. Most notably, Airbus sent the aircraft to Clark and Manila during its pre-delivery tests in 2007.

Even so, it is still a monumental achievement for Emirates and Clark Airport to cater the A380, being the first commercial flight of the superjumbo at the airport.

Meanwhile, Emirates has announced it will now resume flying to all three of its destinations in the Philippines—Manila, Cebu, and Clark. The airline plans to resume twice-weekly flights to Cebu on August 20, while it continues to operate in Clark six times weekly and in Manila once daily.

Photo from Emirates