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A380 flight to land in Pakistan on July 10.

RAWALPINDI -- The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted permission to Emirates to operate a scheduled flight of the world's largest passenger jet Airbus A380 to the new Islamabad International Airport.

The airline will operate its first inaugural flight, EK2524 on July 10.

According to sources, the inaugural flight will take off from Dubai International Airport at 8am local time for Pakistan's new green-field airport in Islamabad and will touch down at the airport at 12:10pm.

A senior aviation official said the inaugural flight will be a 'proving flight' for passengers and operational staff.

He said a proving flight is not a revenue service and is a test to ensure all the systems inspected separately can work together in real time to produce a safe journey. The operator's cargo and other equipment may also be carried on the proving flight.

The flight leaving Islamabad, EK2525 will leave Islamabad at 3:40pm and will land in Dubai at 5:45pm.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
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Date:Jun 15, 2018
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