May 18, 2024

Global Airlines touches down in Scotland

Global Airlines has flown its first fully-owned A380 aircraft to Glasgow Prestwick Airport in Scotland.

The aircraft, which departed from Mojave Air & Space Port in California, was flown to the UK to access greater infrastructure and expertise. 

Plans for a complete interior refurbishment and development of new maintenance capabilities at the airport are underway. 

Now named 9H-GLOBL, the aircraft was acquired by the transatlantic carrier in February. It was formerly operated by China Southern Airlines.

James Asquith, CEO and Founder of Global Airlines, said: “Getting to Europe is a significant milestone for Global Airlines and it’s the product of huge amounts of energy, resolve and belief in the project, on both sides of the Atlantic. 

“I am particularly grateful to the team at Glasgow Prestwick Airport for welcoming 9H-GLOBL with such enthusiasm. I am so pleased that we now have the opportunity to work with industry leaders in the UK to build new A380 capabilities and expertise.”

Ian Forgie, CEO at Glasgow Prestwick Airport, added: “We are delighted to have supported Global with this key stage in their exciting journey. It was also the first time an A380 has landed at Prestwick, so this was an exciting moment in Prestwick’s aviation history.”

Founded in 2021, Global Airlines aims to take passengers “back to the Golden Age of Travel, reinvigorating the onboard experience with elevated service and products across all three cabins; First, Business and Global Traveller”.