Emirates resumes flights from London Stansted (STN) as it continues to rebuild its UK and global network in response to sustained international travel demand. This is Emirates’ first commercial flight from Stansted since the airport’s operations were suspended in March 2020 due to the pandemic.
Beginning today, the largest international airline in the world intends to increase flight frequency from five-weekly flights to daily services. Emirates has increased its operations to London with nine daily flights, including six daily flights to Heathrow and two daily flights to Gatwick*, following the return of services to Stansted. This summer, the added services will satisfy market demand and provide customers with more travel options and improved connectivity. Emirates’ wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft equipped with its renowned “Game Changer” First Class product will serve Stansted.
Monday, August 1st, Emirates resumed operations with flight EK065 departing Dubai at 08:50 and arriving at London Stansted at 13:30. EK068 will then depart Stansted at 21:10 and arrive at Dubai International (DXB) at 07:10 on Tuesday, 2 August (all times are local).
Emirates Divisional Vice President in the United Kingdom, Richard Jewsbury, remarked, “We are delighted to be recommencing services to and from Stansted today and offering passengers further connectivity during the popular summer holiday period. 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. We look forward to welcoming more passengers on board our premium Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in the coming months.”
“The return of daily flights from London Stansted to Dubai with Emirates is fantastic news for the airport, and demonstrates the renewed confidence of airlines and passengers as we recover from the pandemic,” said Steve Griffiths, the managing director of London Stansted. “The service proved to be extremely popular following its launch in 2018, so Emirates timely return is a huge boost to passengers in London and the East of England, offering not only a vital link between the two destinations but right across the globe thanks to the airline’s worldwide route network available via Dubai.”
110 weekly UK flights and updates to Newcastle
In addition to resuming operations from Stansted, Emirates announced today that, beginning October 30, its Newcastle service will return to its pre-COVID schedule and operate as EK035/036 in the morning (instead of EK033/034), thereby enhancing connectivity and providing customers with more travel options.
By October 2022, the airline will serve the United Kingdom with 110 weekly flights, including: six times daily service to London Heathrow; daily service to London Stansted; double daily A380 service to Gatwick; three times daily service to Manchester, including a double daily A380 service (beginning October 1, 2022); double daily service to Birmingham; five weekly flights to Newcastle; and daily service to Glasgow.
Emirates provides better service to 130 destinations
Emirates’ extensive network spans six continents and 130 destinations. The airline continues to prioritise safe travel by implementing a comprehensive set of measures on the ground, at all touchpoints, and on board in order to provide its passengers with the highest safety and cleanliness standards at every stage of the journey. Customers departing from Dubai can also utilise cutting-edge contactless technology to facilitate their travel through the airport.
A team of award-winning chefs create regionally inspired multi-course menus, which are complemented by a vast selection of premium beverages. ice, Emirates’ award-winning in-flight entertainment system, offers more than 5,000 channels of carefully curated global entertainment content including movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, games, audiobooks, and more.
Dubai, the home and hub of Emirates, remains a popular vacation and stopover destination. The recently launched Dubai Experience platform allows customers to easily browse, create, and book their own customised itineraries, including flights, hotel stays, visits to key attractions, and other dining and leisure experiences in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.