Emirates to return to Stansted in August

Emirates will restart flights from Stansted to its hub in Dubai this summer, following a haitus since March 2020 because of the pandemic.

Operations from its third London gateway will resume on August 1 with a five-weekly service, increasing to a daily service from September 1, with a wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

By October, the airline will be serving the UK with 110 weekly flights, from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow.

Richard Jewsbury, Emirates’ divisional vice-president in the UK, said: “Stansted is a key hub for Emirates in the east and southeast 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.”

Steve Griffiths, Stansted’s managing Director, added: “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.”

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