Emirates will restart flights to London Gatwick Airport from December 10th. Direct daily flights from Dubai to London Gatwick will restart, bringing the airline’s total number of UK airports back to six.
A B777 aircraft will be used for daily flights, with first, business, and economy class services available. Flights will depart Dubai International Airport at 7.40am and arrive at London Gatwick at 11.40am. Return flights will depart Gatwick at 1.35pm and arrive in Dubai at 12.40am the following day.
The resumption of services expands the Dubai airline’s UK routes to six, including its second gateway in London.
Emirates is currently running six daily flights to London Heathrow, two daily flights to Manchester in the northwest of England, ten weekly flights to Birmingham in the Midlands, four weekly flights to Newcastle in the northeast of England, and daily flights to Glasgow, Scotland.
Emirates stated that the airline will have 84 weekly flights to the United Kingdom by the end of December.
“We’re delighted to be resuming Emirates flights to and from London Gatwick, providing more opportunities for people and businesses to connect with our ever-expanding global network,” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’s chief commercial officer.
The announcement comes after the UK announced plans to accept vaccination certificates from 55 countries, including the UAE, from October 4th, removing the need for vaccinated visitors to self-isolate.
Gatwick Airport’s head of airline relations, Stephen King, said, “In December, we are happy to welcome Emirates back to Gatwick. Emirates has been a highly popular airline for Gatwick customers and it’s terrific that we are once again able to offer travellers across London and the South East the option to connect with Dubai and beyond.”
In August Emirates announced that it will resume services to Newcastle in October, with prices starting at roughly Dh2,400.
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