Emirates has unveiled plans to boost capacity to
London with the addition of a tenth daily flight to the British
capital starting 1 October 2016.
The new service, Emirates'
fourth daily flight to London Gatwick, will complement its six
daily services to Heathrow and take the airline's total weekly
services to the city to 70.
The Dubai-London Gatwick
service will be operated with Boeing 777-300ER
aircraft in a three-class configuration, with eight Private Suites
in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 310
spacious seats in Economy Class.
“Emirates started serving
London Gatwick in July 1987; since then over 10 million passengers
have travelled on the route. As a global hub for finance, business
and tourism, London attracts travellers from all over the world,”
said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President,
Commercial Operations, West. “With British expats forming the
largest western community in Dubai, it’s not surprising to witness
continued strong demand for travel between Dubai and the five
cities we currently serve in the UK.”
Passengers travelling in premium cabins
from Gatwick Airport can enjoy a brand new, exclusive drop-off
zone for Emirates’ Chauffeur-drive service where porters will
assist with their luggage. Emirates also operates a dedicated
lounge for First and Business Class passengers which was recently
Starting 1 October 2016, EK 023 will depart
Dubai at 09:50, arriving in London at 14:30. The return
flight, EK 024, will leave London at 16:50, arriving in Dubai at
02:40 the next day.
“We are delighted with Emirates’ decision to
introduce a fourth daily service from Gatwick to Dubai. The new
service follows the strong performance of Emirates’ Dubai routes
from Gatwick, with increasing demand from both business and
leisure passengers, stated Stewart Wingate, Gatwick Airport’s CEO.
“Emirates passengers expect the exceptional service and
world-class facilities that Gatwick now provides. This fourth
daily service to Dubai complements Gatwick’s growing network of
long haul connections with over 50 global destinations flown to
this year alone.”
Emirates employs over 2,000 British nationals as
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