Emirates is set to resume its second daily service to Dubai from London Stansted as demand picks up.
Starting May 1, 2023, the additional flight will operate using the airline’s wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with its ‘Game Changer’ First Class product.
Gareth Powell, London Stansted’s Managing Director, said: ‘The return of Emirates’ second daily flight to Dubai is exciting news for passengers and a huge boost for London Stansted Airport, London and the East of England. The decision to have 14 weekly flights from Stansted is a demonstration of the airline’s confidence in the demand for long-haul travel from the airport. Since the airline returned to the airport in the summer following the COVID pandemic, the route has been extremely popular, providing onward connections to locations all around the world.’
A second daily flight to Stansted is also expected to boost trade and economic growth in the region. Emirates passengers travelling from London Stansted will also have access to more destinations across the airline’s global network . Several popular destinations for UK travellers are Brisbane, Melbourne, Male, Seychelles, Bali, Singapore, Colombo, Bangalore and Bangkok.
Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President, Emirates UK, said: ‘Since we recommenced services to and from Stansted in August 2022, bookings have continued to surge from the London hub. It is fantastic to be scaling up operations even further this year offering passengers increased connectivity ahead of the popular summer holiday period. Stansted is a key hub for Emirates in the East and Southeast of the UK, and we look forward to welcoming even more passengers onboard.’
Emirates started began serving London Stansted in June 2018, initially with a daily flight, then a twice-daily service in March 2019. The route was suspended during the COVID pandemic but was reinstated in August 2022.