Dubai carrier to restart London Gatwick flights


Emirates Airline will resume services to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) from December 10.

The move is in response to the easing of international travel restrictions and a surge in passenger demand.

Passengers can look forward to direct daily flights operated by a B777 aircraft, across First, Business and Economy class.

Flight EK015, will depart Dubai International (DXB) at 0740 and arrive in Gatwick (LGW) at 1140, while the return flight EK016 will depart LGW at 1335 and arrive in Dubai at 0040 the following day (all times are local).

The latest addition will restore Emirates' UK operations to six gateways, alongside the six times daily A380 London Heathrow service; double daily A380 flights to Manchester, ten weekly service to Birmingham, daily service to Glasgow, and four weekly service to Newcastle.

By the end of December, the airline will offer 84 weekly flights to the UK.

"With the UK simplifying travel and accepting international vaccination certificates, we've seen a big surge in demand as people have been a lot more confident in booking trips for the coming months and further ahead, be it for business, a winter sun escape or to visit family and friends," said Adnan Kazim, Emirates' Chief Commercial Officer.

With the UK announcing it will accept vaccination certificates from 55 countries including the UAE from October 4, vaccinated travellers arriving in the UK no longer need to self-isolate.


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