Clark to receive its first A380

Clark to receive its first A380

New Clark International Airport, Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines [1]

Clark International Airport will receive its first A380 operation on Wednesday, August 19. Emirates, one of the leading operators of the Airbus A380-800, has arranged a one-off flight from Dubai, UAE to Angeles City in Pampanga, Philippines.

Flight EK2520 will depart from Dubai International Airport at 0240H, Dubai Time. Clark will expect the Super Jumbo to arrive at 1530H. After spending two hours and 50 minutes, the A380 will depart as EK338 from Clark back to Dubai, arriving at 2245H.

Other than this one-off flight, Emirates operates flights from Dubai to Clark with a Boeing 777 on a daily basis.

The operation will coincide with the airline’s 30th year of service to the Philippines.

Airbus A380 and the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Emirates A380 at NAIA Terminal 3 on 7 October 2014. [2]

Clark International Airport is one of the two airports in the Philippines capable of servicing the world’s largest passenger jet, the other being Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. In 2014, Emirates also operated an A380 one-off flight to Manila Airport in celebration of its transfer to the new Terminal 3. It was flown by Filipino pilot, Capt. Franklin Desiderio.

No regular commercial A380 flights are operated in Manila. However, Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) receives A380s from some airlines for maintenance services.

SPEEDBIRD IN MANILA by Andrew Mendoza - British Airways A380 arrival at NAIA for maintenance services at LTP. [3]

More about

RPLC - Clark International Airport

Clark International Airport is an international airport located within the Clark Freeport Zone between Angeles and Mabalacat in the province of Pampanga, Philippines.

RPLL - Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is an airport serving Manila, Philippines and its surrounding metropolitan area. NAIA is the main international gateway for travelers to the Philippines and serves as a hub for AirAsia Philippines, Cebgo, Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, and Philippine Airlines.

Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is a wide-body aircraft manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner.


Emirates is a state-owned airline and flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates and is based on Garhoud, Dubai.

Lufthansa Technik Philippines

Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP), is a joint venture of Lufthansa Technik AG and MacroAsia Corporation, offers a wide range of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to customers worldwide.


Boon, Tom. 2020. “Clark To Receive Its First Airbus A380 Thanks to Emirates.” Simple Flying.
Corales, Nestor. 2014. “World’s largest passenger plane, piloted by Filipino, lands in Naia.” Inquirer.Net.
Gulf News, “Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Clark’s in the Philippines.” August 14, 2020.


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A380s on RPLL (My home airport) and RPLS? Wow!

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Let us hope when RPLS gets developed, it would be huge enough to cater A380s, if these Super Jumbos aren’t retired yet at that time. :)

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Wait… i mean RPLC 😂 but i wish too.

And for that, RPLL can be transformed into a cargo airport/airbase


I’m just not very lucky to spot that A380 on Wednesday

Beautiful thread guys !


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