Emirates is operating a one-off A380 service to Clark International Airport on August 19.
“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,” reads a statement from the airline.
The Emirates A380 service will operate as EK 2520 and EK 338, departing Dubai at 0240 and arriving at Clark at 1530. The flight will depart Clark at 1820, arriving in Dubai at 2245 on the same day.
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.”
The airline resumed scheduled passenger services to Clark on August 1 with six weekly flights.
Emirates has been serving the Philippines since 1990 and inaugurated its first service to Clark in 2016. In 2014, the Emirates A380 made a one-off trip to Manila, marking its first arrival in the Philippines.
Since the resumption of flights to Clark earlier this month, Emirates says it has seen “a huge demand” on its six weekly fights, as well as its daily flights between Dubai and Manila.
The aircraft took to the skies again in July, and now serves destinations including London Heathrow, Paris, Cairo and Guangzhou. The airline further grew its network on August 16 with scheduled A380 services to Toronto.