Emirates will restart flights to Newcastle Airport (NCL) from 15 October, responding to the easing of international entry protocols and an upsurge in passenger demand.
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.
All times are local, and flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Emirates has also today announced plans scale up its operations to and from London Heathrow (LHR) in a phased manner that will see it offering a six times daily operation – with five A380 services – from the airport by the 31 October.
Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President UK at Emirates commented, “We’re incredibly pleased to resume Emirates flights to and from Newcastle, helping reconnect communities and businesses in the North East with Emirates’ extensive global network.
“Since the UAE moved to the UK’s ‘amber list’ we’ve seen huge demand from passengers eagerly making travel plans – whether it’s to see family and friends, for education, business, or a long-awaited holiday.
“We look forward to welcoming passengers back onboard an Emirates flight soon.”
Nick Jones, Chief Executive of Newcastle Airport said, “We are delighted that Emirates has brought forward its return to Newcastle International Airport and the North East with four weekly flights throughout the winter starting from the 15th October.
“A change of flight times to an evening departure will mean passengers can maximise their stay in Dubai whether on holiday or business whilst also ensuring connectivity to worldwide destinations via the Emirates network.”