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Dubai’s Emirates to launch second daily flight to London Stansted

Dubai’s Emirates to launch second daily flight to London Stansted

The new route, set to be launched in July, will bring Emirates’ total weekly flights to the UK to 140

Dubai airline Emirates will launch a second daily flight to London Stansted from July 1 to meet increasing demand on the route, it announced on Tuesday.

The carrier first launched flights to Stansted in June last year.

As with the first, the second daily flight will also be operated by Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration with six private suites in first class, 42 business class seats and 306 seats in economy class.

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From July 1, the first daily flight will operate as EK65, departing Dubai at 9am and arriving in London Stansted at 1.30pm. The return flight, EK66 will depart London Stansted at 3pm and arrive in Dubai at 1.05am the following day.

The second daily flight from Dubai to London Stansted will operate as EK67, departing Dubai at 2.15pm and arriving in London Stansted at 6.45pm. The return flight, EK68 will depart London Stansted at 9.10pm and arrive in Dubai at 7.10am the following day.

“We are increasing capacity to London Stansted to meet steady demand from both leisure and business travellers to and from the region, as well as international student traffic to Cambridge,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates divisional SVP, Commercial Operations West.

The additional flight will also make it more convenient for travellers with a morning or evening arrival option in Dubai and afternoon or evening arrival in Stansted.

All Emirates first and business class passengers travelling to and from Stansted will have complimentary chauffeur drive service within a 50 mile radius.

The additional Dubai-Stansted flight will also double the daily cargo capacity offered by Emirates SkyCargo to a total of 40 tonnes each way.

Emirates’ second daily flight to London Stansted brings its 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.

In total, the airline will have 11 daily flight options to and from three London airports.

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