Mon, 4 April 2016

Emirates to Launch 10th Daily Flight to London

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, its 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 refurbished.

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 Airports CEO. Emirates passengers expect the exceptional service and world-class facilities that Gatwick now provides. This fourth daily service to Dubai complements Gatwicks growing network of long haul connections with over 50 global destinations flown to this year alone.

Emirates employs over 2,000 British nationals as Cabin Crew. 

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