United Arab Emirates announced the launch of a second daily flight from Dubai to London.
The additional flight means that Emirates customers will now have 11 daily flight options to and from three London airports.
Second Daily Flight
As with the first, the second daily flight to Stansted will also be operated by Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration with 6 private suites in First Class, 42 fully-flat beds in Business Class and 306 seats in Economy Class.
“We are increasing capacity to London Stansted to meet steady demand from both leisure and business travelers to and from the region, as well as international student traffic to Cambridge. We continuously seek ways to maximize convenience and flexibility for our customers and the second daily flight combined with the optimal travel schedules will do exactly that; provide a seamless travel experience with Emirates,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West.
The second daily flight to Stansted also means increased tourism to the region, enabling further trade and economic growth. Popular inbound markets include Australia, UAE, India, South Africa, China, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Emirates customers travelling from London Stansted will also have more access to destinations across the airline’s global network with convenient connection times. Popular destinations for UK travelers such as Brisbane, Melbourne, Male, Seychelles, Bali, Singapore, Colombo, Bangalore and Bangkok all fall within an approximate two- and half-hour connection time. Emirates’ partnership with flydubai unlocks even more destination options for outbound travel, with seamless connections to Zanzibar, Kathmandu, Faisalabad and Asmara, to name a few.
Travelling to Dubai for a weekend getaway or short work trip will also be more convenient with a morning or evening arrival option in Dubai and afternoon or evening arrival in Stansted.
The first daily flight from Dubai to London Stansted will operate as EK65, departing Dubai at 09.00 hrs and arriving in London Stansted at 13.30 hrs. The return flight, EK66 will depart London Stansted at 15.00 hrs and arrive in Dubai at 01.05 hrs the following day. The second daily flight from Dubai to London Stansted will operate as EK67, departing Dubai at 14.15 hrs and arriving in London Stansted at 18.45 hrs. The return flight, EK68 will depart London Stansted at 21.10 hrs and arrive in Dubai at 07.10 hrs the following day.
The additional Dubai-Stansted flight will also double the daily cargo capacity offered by Emirates SkyCargo to a total of 40 tons each way, facilitating trade and benefitting local businesses.
Emirates second daily flight to London Stansted brings Emirates’ total weekly flights to the UK to 140: six services a day from Heathrow, three daily from London Gatwick and Manchester, two daily from Birmingham, Glasgow and London Stansted, and a daily service from Newcastle and Edinburgh. Emirates serves a global network of 158 destinations.