Today Emirates has resumed flights for passengers between Birmingham Airport (BHX) and Dubai International Airport (DXB). The inaugural flight landed at BHX at 11:51 BST, helping reconnect people and businesses in the Midlands to the 74 cities currently on Emirates’ growing network.
Flights between Dubai and Birmingham will operate four times a week, utilising an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. These will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, with the inbound flight departing DXB at 7:35 (GST) and arriving in BHX at 12:20 (BST). The outbound flight will depart BHX at 14:20 (BST) and arrive in DXB at 00:25 (GST) the following day.
The resumption of flights from Birmingham makes the airport the fourth Emirates UK gateway to reopen, alongside London Heathrow, Manchester, and Glasgow. Each gateway provides UK customers with access to destinations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific through Emirates’ Dubai hub. However, with travel restrictions remaining in place in many countries, customers are reminded to check entry and exit requirements before travelling.
Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President UK at Emirates said: “Our teams in Birmingham and Dubai are delighted to be resuming passenger flights, reconnecting the Midlands with Emirates’ global network. We have taken comprehensive steps to keep our passengers, colleagues and communities safe, and look forward to welcoming passengers once again.”