Emirates will resume flights between Dubai and London Stansted in August 2022

Emirates is set to resume flights between Dubai and London Stansted in August 2022.

This will be the first time Emirates flies from Stansted since pausing operations from the airport in March 2020 following the pandemic.

Initially, the airline will start with a five-weekly service, before increasing to a daily service from September 1.

Operations will resume using a wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with an evening flight, with EK065 departing at 21:10 and arriving at Dubai International (DXB) at 07:10 the following day. Returning to the UK, EK068 will leave Dubai at 08:50, arriving in Stansted at 13:30 (all times are local).

Steve Griffiths, London Stansted’s Managing Director, said: ‘The return of Emirates flights between Dubai and London Stansted is wonderful news and demonstrates the renewed confidence among airlines and passengers as we recover from the pandemic.

‘The route is of huge importance to London and the East of England, providing a vital link between the two destinations and beyond, thanks to the airline’s extensive onward network.’

Richard Jewsbury, Emirates Divisional Vice President in the UK, said: ‘Stansted is a key hub for Emirates in the East and South East of the UK and resuming operations will offer better connectivity to businesses and communities in the region while also boosting the UK economy through scaled-up inbound travel and additional cargo capacity.

‘The UK is Emirates’ most important international market and bookings have continued to surge with the further easing of travel restrictions.

‘We look forward to welcoming more people on board our premium Boeing 777-300ER aircraft later this year.’