Emirates has confirmed plans to launch daily
flights between Dubai (DXB) and London Stansted (STN).
Scheduled to commence on 8
June 2018, the daily route will be operated by
the airline’s new three-class Boeing 777-300ER offering customers
6 seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 306 in Economy
The aircraft is fitted with the airline's
impressive and fully
enclosed private suites in First Class, as well as refreshed
Business and Economy Class cabins.
Outbound, flight EK33 will
depart Dubai at 09:30 and arrive in London Stansted at
14:10. On its return, flight EK34 will depart London Stansted
at 21:10 and arrive in Dubai at 07:05 the following day.
Opening the London Stansted gateway was a strategic decision by
Emirates to serve the thriving business community in London’s
north east and the wider 7.5 million population that fall within
its catchment area.
Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore and
Mumbai are the most popular business destinations from the East of
England, which Emirates serves daily through its Dubai hub.
than 25 of the world’s largest corporations have established
operations in the wider Cambridge and Peterborough area, with
Airbus, Astra Zeneca and GSK amongst the multi-national companies
based there. Such businesses have helped establish the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor as one of the top five global
knowledge regions, alongside world-leading San Francisco, Silicon
Valley and Boston.
With the introduction of the London Stansted
daily service, there will be 10 Emirates flights daily, connecting
Dubai and London. Passengers can also fly to London Heathrow and
London Stansted Airport is connected to London
via the Stansted Express which operates a regular daily service to
London Liverpool Street Station. The train takes only 47 minutes
and passengers arrive in the heart of the City of London, from
where they can then connect to regional trains and the London
Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates said, “The
introduction of the new London Stansted-Dubai service underscores
our commitment to serve London, with operations soon to three
different airports in the city. There is a clear demand for this
service from both business and leisure travellers and we
anticipate that this news will be warmly received both across our
global network, as well as by the business community based in the Stansted catchment area. We look forward to facilitating even more
tourism and commerce opportunities to and from London with these
new air transport links, and to providing our customers with the
award-winning Emirates experience.”
The new gateway will be
the seventh UK airport that Emirates operates out of in the UK;
other locations include London Heathrow, London Gatwick,
Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow.
Ken O’Toole, London
Stansted’s Chief Executive, said, “We’re delighted that Emirates has
recognised the strength of London Stansted’s catchment and the
opportunity that our available runway capacity gives them to
continue growing in the South East of England over the next
decade. At this crucial time, the new Emirates services will
provide an important boost to the UK economy by strengthening
international connectivity and offering greater choice and
convenience for passengers travelling to long haul destinations.
London Stansted has seen significant capital investment and growth
since its acquisition by MAG in 2013 and we’re looking forward to
working with Emirates as we move forward with the next phase of
development of the airport and its network of destinations.”
Stansted airport will also be vital for Emirates’ SkyCargo, the
freight division of Emirates and the world’s largest international
cargo airline, due to its large cargo handling capabilities. The
carrier connects cargo customers to over 154 cities across 84
countries in six continents and flies 140,000 tonnes of cargo in
and out of the UK in an average year.