DUBAI, UAE, 27 August 2021: Emirates is scaling up services
by resuming more flights across its European network, responding to the easing
of international entry protocols and an upsurge in passenger demand.
With clear signals that passenger confidence for
international travel is returning, the airline is advancing its plans to
increase services and capacity to make it easier for its customers to connect
to and from its extensive European network via Dubai.
Expansion in UK
In the UK, Emirates continues to boost its operations and
will reinstate flights to Newcastle Airport (NCL) from 15 October, offering
four weekly flights to the northeast of England, all operated by the Boeing
777-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration.
The first flight, EK033, will depart Dubai International
(DXB) at 1430 and arrive in Newcastle (NCL) at 1910, while flight EK034 will
depart Newcastle at 2110 and arrive in Dubai the following day at 0725.
By the end of October, the airline will offer 77 weekly
flights to the UK as it gradually recovers operations in one of its most
important global markets. UK weekly operations include six times daily London
Heathrow operation with five A380 services; double daily A380 flights to
Manchester, 10 weekly services to Birmingham, daily services to Glasgow and
four weekly services to Newcastle. Earlier this month, UAE moved onto the UK’s
‘amber’ list for travel, and travellers arriving in the UK from Dubai no longer
need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel.
Increased frequencies to multiple European cities
Responding to a rise in customer demand, Emirates has also
brought forward its plans to introduce extra flights and capacity to over 10
European cities, including Birmingham, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Hamburg,
London, Lisbon, Madrid, Munich, Rome and Zurich. Many of these cities will be
served with daily flights or more.
In Germany, Emirates will make it easier for business and
leisure customers to connect to its popular gateways by expanding frequencies
to daily flights in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich, with a total of
50 flights a week by 31 October. Flights between Dusseldorf and Dubai, as well
as between Hamburg and Dubai, will also be upgraded to the Emirates A380 to
offer more capacity between both cities.
Emirates has also announced route restarts in other parts of
its global network, including the resumption of flights between Male and
Colombo from 1 September, which will further support Maldives’ tourism
industry, and Sri Lanka as it opens up for tourism. By mid-October, Emirates
will also increase its service between Male and Dubai to four daily flights.
Other routes that will see increased frequencies include Muscat, with four
weekly flights from 28 August and Sao Paulo, which will have daily flights from
As international borders reopen and travel restrictions
ease, Emirates continues to expand its network safely and sustainably. The
airline has resumed passenger services to over 120 destinations and has
recovered close to 90% of its pre-pandemic network. Emirates customers can
enjoy convenient and seamless connections to the Americas, Europe, Africa,
Middle East, and the Asia Pacific via Dubai.
The airline has also recently introduced contactless technology and scaled up its digital verification capabilities to provide its customers with even more opportunities to use the IATA Travel Pass this summer.