Emirates restarts flights from London Stansted

Emirates has said that it has resumed services to London Stansted (STN), serving its third London gateway with a daily flight.

The airline has advanced plans to increase capacity from five-weekly services to a daily flight, starting August 1. With the return of services to Stansted, Emirates has strengthened its operations to London with nine daily flights, including six daily flights to Heathrow and a double daily flight to Gatwick.

London Stansted will be served by Emirates’ wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its ‘Game Changer’ First Class product. Emirates flight EK65 will depart Dubai at 08:50hrs and arrive in London Stansted at 13:30hrs local time. The return flight, EK68 will depart London Stansted at 21:10hrs and arrive in Dubai at 7:10hrs local time, the following day.

‘The daily service will offer customers in East and Southeast UK more travel options, flexibility, and convenience when travelling with Emirates to more than 130 destinations, via Dubai,’ the airline said.

‘The airline also offers its customers an unmatched culinary experience in the skies with regionally inspired meals and a wide selection of premium beverages. Customers can sit back and relax with more than 5,000 channels of carefully curated global entertainment content featuring movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, games, audiobooks and more with ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system,’ it added.

Emirates currently serves seven gateways in the UK. By October 2022, the airline will be serving the country with 110 weekly flights, including: six times daily to London Heathrow; daily service to London Stansted; double daily A380 service to Gatwick; three times daily to Manchester, including a double daily A380 service (starting October 1, 2022); double daily service to Birmingham; five weekly flights to Newcastle; and a daily service to Glasgow.

The airline is also currently serving London Gatwick with three daily flights until August 3, 2022. The added frequency is serving customer demand and accommodating passengers affected by capacity adjustments on flights from London Heathrow.

Emirates to introduce third daily London Gatwick -Dubai flight for summer

Emirates has said that it will increase the frequency of its services to/from London Gatwick airport and Dubai with the addition of a third daily flight, effective July 27 until August 3, 2022.

The third daily flight is aimed at serving the high demand from customers travelling to and from London this summer. It will also provide additional seats to accommodate Emirates passengers affected by capacity adjustments on flights from London Heathrow, which will help ease operational pressures at the airport.

The additional daily flight will be operated by a wide-body Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft offering seats in First, Business and Economy class. Flight EK011 and EK012 will operate to and out of London Gatwick in the morning.

‘Emirates’ customers impacted by capacity adjustments at London Heathrow will be contacted directly by the airline or their travel agent. The airline is working closely with its travel partners to re-accommodate any impacted bookings and ensure smooth onward flight connections for customers to reach their planned destination, the airline said in a release.

‘Emirates is grateful for the support of London Gatwick Airport, along other partners on the ground who have been working closely with the airline to secure sufficient ground handling resources to deal with the additional demand, and provide passengers with a smooth and reliable journey,’ it added.

Emirates will continue to operate its six daily flights to/from London Heathrow during this period, and its planned re-start of daily services to London Stansted will commence on August 1.

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.’

Emirates resumes flights from Newcastle

Emirates has said that it has resumed its Newcastle service, reconnecting people and businesses in the North East with its growing global network.

The Newcastle service follows the restart of operations to London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow over recent months as international travel resumed. The Newcastle service will operate four-times weekly and takes Emirates’ total UK weekly flights to 77.

The new Newcastle service is being served by a Boeing 777-300ER widebody aircraft, offering passengers a choice between First, Business Class and Economy cabins. The airport has announced the resumption of chauffeur services to and from Emirates’ Newcastle hub.

Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President at Emirates UK commented, ‘We’re extremely pleased to see flights returning to and from Newcastle, responding to an increase in bookings across the UK since international travel was made far simpler. In over 10 years of operations, millions of people from the North East and beyond have enjoyed our unrivalled travel experience, and we look forward to welcoming more passengers back on board soon.’

Nick Jones, CEO of Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘Today marks a very important milestone in the recovery of the Airport and of international travel from the region. Emirates has operated flights from Newcastle International Airport since 2007, providing vital connectivity to Dubai and beyond for passengers travelling for business, leisure or to visit friends and family. The route has also carried billions of pounds worth of cargo into and out of the region – supporting businesses right across the North.

Dubai is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations and we are delighted that the return of the route today, with a new evening departure time, will provide another option for those looking for a well-deserved winter sun getaway from Newcastle.’

Emirates currently offers a six times daily A380 London Heathrow service, double daily A380 flights to Manchester, a ten-weekly service to Birmingham, a daily service to Glasgow, and a four-weekly service to Newcastle. By December, Emirates will offer a total of 84 UK weekly flights 84, as daily services return to London Gatwick Airport.

The increase in operations will make it easier for UK customers to access Emirates’ growing global network of 120 destinations – close to 90 percent of Emirates’ pre-pandemic network.

Emirates to resume Gatwick flights to Dubai in December

Emirates will restart its flights from London Gatwick Airport to Dubai from December 10, following the easing of international travel restrictions and an increase in passenger demand for winter sun.

The international airline will resume services to Gatwick with a daily flight operated on a B777 aircraft, across First, Business and Economy class. Flight EK015 will depart Dubai International (DXB) at 0740 and arrive in London Gatwick (LGW) at 1140, while flight EK016 will depart London Gatwick at 1335 and arrive in Dubai at 0040 the following day (all times are local).

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer commented, ‘We’re very pleased to resume Emirates flights to and from London Gatwick, offering more ways for people and businesses to connect with our ever growing global network. With the UK simplifying travel and accepting international vaccination certificates, we’ve seen a big surge in demand as people have been a lot more confident in booking trips for the coming months and further ahead, be it for business, a winter sun escape or to visit family and friends. Gatwick has long been a valued partner for Emirates and we look forward to welcoming passengers back onboard an Emirates flight soon.’

Stephen King, Head of Airline Relations, Gatwick Airport said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Emirates back to Gatwick in December. Emirates has been a hugely popular airline for Gatwick passengers and it’s fantastic that we are once again able to offer passengers across London and the South East the opportunity to connect with Dubai and beyond.’

The addition of London Gatwick Airport to flight schedules in December will restore Emirates’ UK operations to six gateways, alongside the six times daily A380 London Heathrow service; double daily A380 flights to Manchester, ten weekly service to Birmingham, daily service to Glasgow, and four weekly service to Newcastle. By the end of December, the airline will offer 84 weekly flights to the UK, making it easier for UK travellers to reach a global network of over 120 destinations, and for international travellers to visit the UK.

With UK announcing it will accept vaccination certificates from 55 countries including the UAE from 4 October, vaccinated travellers arriving in the UK no longer need to self-isolate.

Emirates to restart flights to Newcastle in October, expands UK operations

As international travel begins to resume, Emirates is planning to restart flights to Dubai from Newcastle Airport (NCL) from October 15.

The UAE-based airline will resume services to its North-eastern hub with four weekly flights, all operated by B777 aircraft, across two classes. The first flight, EK033, will depart Dubai International (DXB) at 1430 and arrive in Newcastle (NCL) at 1910, while flight EK034 will depart Newcastle at 2110 and arrive in Dubai the following day at 0725. All times are local, and flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Emirates has also announced plans to scale up its operations to and from London Heathrow (LHR) in a phased manner that will see it offering a six times daily operation – with five A380 services – from the airport by the October 31. Emirates’ EK005/006 service to Heathrow will be upgraded from a B777 to the A380 from October 15 and an additional B777 service to Heathrow (EK031/EK032) will be added from the same date. Flight EK031/EK032 will then be upgraded to A380 from October 31.

Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President UK at Emirates commented, ‘We’re incredibly pleased to resume Emirates flights to and from Newcastle, helping reconnect communities and businesses in the North East with Emirates’ extensive global network. Since the UAE moved to the UK’s ‘amber list’ we’ve seen huge demand from passengers eagerly making travel plans – whether it’s to see family and friends, for education, business, or a long-awaited holiday. We look forward to welcoming passengers back onboard an Emirates flight soon.’

Nick Jones, Chief Executive of Newcastle Airport said, ‘We are delighted that Emirates has brought forward its return to Newcastle International Airport and the North East with four weekly flights throughout the winter starting from the 15th October. A change of flight times to an evening departure will mean passengers can maximise their stay in Dubai whether on holiday or business whilst also ensuring connectivity to worldwide destinations via the Emirates network.’

With the expanded services, by the end of October, the airline will offer 77 weekly flights to the UK, including the six times daily London Heathrow operation; double daily A380 flights to Manchester, a ten weekly service to Birmingham, a daily service to Glasgow, and a four weekly service to Newcastle. The increase in operations will make it easier for UK travellers to access Emirates’ growing global network of 120 destinations.

Emirates to resume services to London Heathrow and Paris

Emirates has said that its A380 aircraft will begin serving travellers on flights to London Heathrow and Paris, starting from July 15.

This follows the announcement earlier in the week that Dubai will re-open to business and leisure visitors from July 7, with new air travel protocols that facilitate travel for UAE citizens, residents and tourists.

Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ chief operating officer, said: ‘The A380 remains a popular aircraft amongst our customers and it offers many unique on-board features. We are delighted to bring it back into the skies to serve our customers on flights to London and Paris from 15 July, and we are looking forward to gradually introduce our A380 into more destinations according to the travel demand on specific destinations. The Emirates A380 experience remains unique in the industry, and even though we’ve modified services onboard for the health and safety of our crew and customers, we are confident that our customers would welcome flying again in this quiet, comfortable aircraft.’

In addition, Emirates has announced that it will commence flights for travellers to Dhaka from June24, and Munich from July 15. Flights to Dhaka and Munich will be operated with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and can be booked on emirates.com or via travel agents.

Emirates currently offers flights to over 40 cities, with connections through its Dubai hub for customers travelling between the Asia Pacific, the Gulf, Europe and the Americas.

Emirates has implemented a set of measures to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers. More information on these measures and the services available on each flight is available at: www.emirates.com/yoursafety.

Customers are further reminded that due to travel restrictions, travellers will only be accepted on flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries. Visitors to Dubai should hold an international health insurance policy covering illness from Covid-19 for the duration of their stay. More information is available at www.emirates.com.

Emirates commences new Dubai-Edinburgh service

Emirates has said that it has commenced its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh on October 1.

The new Edinburgh route, which was originally announced as a daily service, will now be operated five-times weekly, and will revert to a daily service by next June. The new service is operated on the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER.

Edinburgh is Emirates’ second destination in Scotland and the eighth in the United Kingdom. Other destinations which Emirates serves in the UK, include London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow.

‘Today’s flight marks the start of greater connectivity and more convenience for leisure and business travellers from the wider Edinburgh area and locations further afield, such as Aberdeen and Dundee, to destinations across Emirates’ global network via Dubai. While for inbound travellers, particularly from cities in Asia and Australia, there is now a direct flight option to Scotland’s most visited city by tourists,’ said Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West. ‘In addition to tourism, the new flight will also directly connect Edinburgh to new opportunities for business, trade and education across our network.’

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport, said: ‘This is a great day for Scotland and Edinburgh. We know the power of connectivity – the more we can connect with cities and countries across the globe, the more opportunity for passengers. It makes our country stronger and culturally richer.

‘Our partnership with a world class brand like Emirates strengthens and grows our country’s connectivity and we look forward to working with them to the benefit of passengers across the world. We’ve built our success on making Edinburgh where Scotland meets the world and today’s flight see us take a major step on that journey.’

The Boeing 777 deployed on the new Edinburgh route has a three-class cabin configuration, with eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 seats in Economy Class.

Emirates to launch London Stansted service from June 2018

Dubai-based Emirates has recently announced plans to launch a new daily route from Dubai to London Stansted, starting June 8, 2018.

The outbound flight will depart Dubai at 09:30 hours, and will arrive in London Stansted at 14:10 hours. On its return, the flight will depart London Stansted at 21:10 hours and arrive in Dubai at 07:05 hours the following day.

The daily service will be operated by the airline’s new three-class Boeing 777-300 ER, offering customers six seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 306 in Economy Class. The aircraft features fully enclosed private suites in First Class, as well as refreshed Business and Economy Class cabins.

Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates, said: The introduction of the new London Stansted-Dubai service underscores our commitment to serve London, with operations soon to three different airports in the city. There is a clear demand for this service from both business and leisure travellers and we anticipate that this news will be warmly received both across our global network, as well as by the business community based in the Stansted catchment area. We look forward to facilitating even more tourism and commerce opportunities to and from London with these new air transport links, and to providing our customers with the award-winning Emirates experience.’

Ken O’Toole, London Stansted’s Chief Executive, added: ‘We’re delighted that Emirates has recognised the strength of London Stansted’s catchment and the opportunity that our available runway capacity gives them to continue growing in the South East of England over the next decade.

‘At this crucial time, the new Emirates services will provide an important boost to the UK economy by strengthening international connectivity and offering greater choice and convenience for passengers travelling to long haul destinations. London Stansted has seen significant capital investment and growth since its acquisition by MAG in 2013 and we’re looking forward to working with Emirates as we move forward with the next phase of development of the airport and its network of destinations.’

With the new London Stansted daily service, Emirates will operate 10 flights daily, connecting Dubai and London. Passengers can also fly to London Heathrow and Gatwick. London Stansted Airport is connected to London via the Stansted Express, which operates a regular daily service to London Liverpool Street Station. The train service allows passengers to reach London city in 47 minutes, where they can connect to regional trains and the London Underground.

Emirates commences second daily A380 service from Birmingham to Dubai

Emirates has said that it has commenced its second daily A380 service to Dubai from Birmingham Airport.

The second daily service comes following increased demand from customers and after nearly two years of its inaugural A380 flight from the city. Emirates’ second flight EK39 departs from Dubai at 07:25 hours and arrives in Birmingham at 11:25 hours. The outbound flight, EK40, departs from Birmingham at 13:30 hours and arrives in Dubai at 00:35 hours the following day.

Laurie Berryman, Emirates Vice President, UK, said: ‘The launch of the second daily A380 service shows our continued commitment to this important route, allowing more passengers travelling from Birmingham to take advantage of our A380 to A380 connectivity via Dubai.

‘Thanks to its strategic position in the Midlands, the route allows both visitors and businesses to travel to Dubai and beyond from the heart of the UK. Now in its seventeenth year, we have seen a pronounced growth in the popularity of our Birmingham service and look forward to a bright future with our twice daily A380 service.’

William Pearson, Aviation Director commented: ‘We are delighted that Emirates has launched a second A380 service from Birmingham to Dubai with this iconic aircraft. Emirates’ hub in Dubai offers connections to 154 destinations, over six continents, giving our region’s travellers global connectivity with an award-winning airline.

‘Having this additional capacity on the lunchtime service to Dubai and onwards ensures flexibility and choice for passengers and also shows the commitment that Emirates has in the Midlands region.’

Since the launch of the first A380 service on March 27, 2016, the airline has flown nearly 500,000 passengers on the aircraft between the two cities. Passengers travelling in Business Class are offered a dedicated lounge at Birmingham Airport as well as Emirates’ Chauffeur-drive service to and from the airport within a 70-mile radius.

Emirates started flying between Birmingham and Dubai on December 18, 2000, operated by a 278-seat Airbus A330. Since then, the airline has carried over 5.2 million passengers between Dubai and Birmingham, the Airport noted.