Emirates to run 119 UK-Dubai flights a week this summer

Emirates is raising summer capacity from the UK with a programme of 119 flights a week to Dubai.

The airline will be reintroducing the double-decker Airbus A380 to Glasgow from the start of the summer schedule on March 26 and from Birmingham from July 1. 

Stansted gains with a second daily service from May 1, taking Emirates’ London operations up to 11 daily flights.

The schedule will see: 

Six daily Airbus A380 service from Heathrow; 

Three times daily A380 service from Gatwick; 

Double daily from Stansted; 

Three times daily A380 from Manchester; 

Double daily from Birmingham; 

Daily from Newcastle; 

Daily A380 from Glasgow.

Non-stop flights from Dubai to Australia will return to pre-pandemic levels to Sydney from May 1, Melbourne from March 26, and Brisbane on June 1.

Chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said: “Emirates continues to expand its global network and deploy its capacity to meet travel demand across the world. 

“Our financial year started relatively quietly as we held back our ramp up until the planned northern runway rehabilitation program at Dubai International airport was completed in June. From July 2022 onwards, it’s been non-stop expansion.”

He added: “Customer demand has been very strong, and our forward bookings are also robust. 

“Emirates is working hard on several fronts – to bring back operating capacity as quickly as the ecosystem can manage, while also upgrading our fleet and product to ensure our customers always enjoy the best possible Emirates experience. 

“So far, four of our A380 aircraft have been completely refurbished with our new cabin interiors and Premium Economy seats, and more will enter service as our $2 billion cabin and service enhancement programme picks up pace.”

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