Emirates is ramping up its London Stansted operation by resuming its second daily service to Dubai from May 1, 2023, in response to strong demand.
The additional flight will operate using the airline’s wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with its acclaimed ‘Game Changer’ First Class product.
The world’s largest international airline began serving the airport in June 2018, initially with a daily flight, then a twice-daily service in March 2019. The route was suspended during the COVID pandemic but was reinstated in August 2022.
Gareth Powell, London Stansted’s Managing Director, said: “The return of Emirates’ second daily flight to Dubai is exciting news for passengers and a huge boost for London Stansted Airport, London and the East of England.
“The decision to have 14 weekly flights from Stansted is a demonstration of the airline’s confidence in the demand for long-haul travel from the airport.
“Since the airline returned to the airport in the summer following the COVID pandemic, the route has been extremely popular, providing onward connections to locations all around the world.”
A second daily flight to Stansted is also expected to boost trade and economic growth in the region. Popular inbound markets include Australia, UAE, India, South Africa, China, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Emirates passengers travelling from London Stansted will also have access to more destinations across the airline’s global network with convenient connection times. Several popular destinations for UK travellers are Brisbane, Melbourne, Male, Seychelles, Bali, Singapore, Colombo, Bangalore and Bangkok.
Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President, Emirates UK, said: “Since we recommenced services to and from Stansted in August 2022, bookings have continued to surge from the London hub.
“It is fantastic to be scaling up operations even further this year offering passengers increased connectivity ahead of the popular summer holiday period.
“Stansted is a key hub for Emirates in the East and Southeast of the UK, and we look forward to welcoming even more passengers onboard.”
The airport recently announced the opening of a new double airbridge enhancing its capability to handle wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A380.
Emirates became the first airline to use the new bridge, which enables passengers to board and disembark wide-bodied aircraft more quickly and comfortably.