The Emirates A380 touched down at Manchester at 12.25pm today with a packed load of passengers on board. It departed a few hours later with another packed load, breaking a Manchester Airport record with the largest number of passengers ever to depart on a scheduled flight from the airport. From today, the A380 will operate one of Emirates’ two daily flights from Manchester to Dubai, where passengers from the North West can connect to services to points across the globe including popular destinations like Australia, South Africa, India, Thailand and China.