Emirates doubles flights between Dubai and Stansted less than a year after service launches
Emirates has announced it is to double its flights between Stansted Airport and Dubai from July.
The second daily service will also be operated by the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration with six private suites in first class, 42 fully-flat beds in business class and 306 economy seats.
On Tuesday, Hubert Frach, Emirates divisional senior vice president, commercial operations west, said: “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. We continuously seek ways to maximise convenience and flexibility for our customers and the second daily flight combined with the optimal travel schedules will do exactly that; provide a seamless travel experience with Emirates.”
Ken O’Toole, chief executive at Stansted, said: “The announcement that Emirates is to double the capacity on its Dubai service is fantastic news for passengers and is a vote of confidence in both London Stansted Airport and the East of England. Since day one this route has been extremely popular with passengers flying direct to Dubai but also taking advantage of the 150 onward connections available from the hub and today’s announcement is further evidence of the rising demand that exists for more long-haul services from Stansted.”
All Emirates first and business class customers travelling to and from Stansted enjoy complimentary chauffeur drive service within a 50-mile radius.
From July 1, the first daily flight from Dubai to Stansted will leave the city at 9am and arrive in Essex at 1.30pm. The return flight, will leave Stansted at 3pm and arrive in the emirate at 1.05am the following day.
The second daily flight will leave Dubai at 2.15pm and touchdown at 6.45pm, returning at 9.10pm and landing in the Middle East at 7.10am the following day.
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 launched its Stansted service in June last year.