After suspending flights from London Stanstead to Dubai in March 2020, Emirates announced that it has restarted the route as it rebuilds its UK network.
Emirates has implemented nine daily flights from three of London’s airports, restarted six daily flights from Heathrow, and two services from Gatwick. The airline states that it initially planned to restart five weekly flights from Stansted airport from 1 September, but this has been changed into a daily service starting immediately.
Rebuilding its UK network will add additional connectivity to Dubai’s MICE sector, as business travellers will have a ‘wider choice’ of direct flights.
Richard Jewsbury, Emirates’ divisional vice president in the UK, said: “Bookings in the UK and London have continued to surge with the further easing of travel restrictions and as appetite for international travel grows stronger.
“Stansted is a key hub for Emirates in the east and southeast of the UK as we continue to scale up travel following the pandemic.”
Additionally, the airline also announced that its Newcastle to Dubai route is also set to restart, which will operate five times per week from 30 October. Emirates commented that the route would “improve connectivity and offer customers better travel options”.