Boost for budget travelers as Emirates plans to return to London Stansted Business News

The gradual restoration of pre-pandemic services by Emirates continues, with flights between London Stansted and Dubai returning from August 1.

During the first month, the departure of the Boeing 777 will operate five times a week, but it will be daily from September 1.

The link to Essex Airport was cut in March 2020 at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The outbound flight, coded EK65, stays overnight – departing Stansted at 9.10pm and arriving seven hours later in Dubai at 7.10am local time.

Returning to the UK, EK068 will depart Dubai at 8:50 a.m. and arrive in Stansted at 1:30 p.m. after a seven-hour, 40-minute flight.

Steve Griffiths, Managing Director of Stansted, said: “The route is of vital importance to London and the East of England, providing a vital link between the two destinations and beyond, thanks to the extensive connecting network of the airline.”

By October 2022, the airline will serve the UK with 110 weekly flights, including six daily flights from London Heathrow, three daily flights from Manchester, two daily flights from Birmingham and Gatwick, daily from Glasgow and five weekly flights from Newcastle.

Edinburgh has yet to rejoin the Emirates network.

Richard Jewsbury, Emirates UK Divisional Vice President, said: “The UK is Emirates’ largest international market and bookings have continued to increase as travel restrictions ease.

Emirates also announced that services from Dubai to Bali will resume on May 1.

Stansted fares tend to be lower than Heathrow and Gatwick.

On a test booking from London to Bali on November 1 for a fortnight, Stansted was £5 cheaper than Gatwick and £42 cheaper than Heathrow. The lowest fare was £791 return.

Over the coming weeks and months, Emirates will ramp up services to a wide range of destinations including Abuja and Lagos in Nigeria, Mauritius and Singapore.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-06 14:36:46

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