Airport hosts its largest aircraft

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ONE of the world’s largest airliners has begun a regular service to the region.

Emirates now uses a Boeing 777 on its route from Newcastle to Dubai.

The aircraft’s debut flight from the region, which took place at the weekend, came on the fifth anniversary of the route’s launch.

With 428 seats, the Boeing 777-300ER is the longest aircraft ever to operate out of Newcastle.