Emirates resumes Stansted flights in August after Covid grounding
Emirates will restart flights to London Stansted in August as it continues to rebuild its UK and global network in response to sustained demand for international travel.
It will be the first time Emirates flies from Stansted since pausing operations from the airport in March 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.
The world’s largest international airline will resume operations from its third London gateway with a five-weekly service starting August 1, increasing to a daily service from September 1.
Stansted will be served by Emirates’ wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer' First Class product.
Emirates is resuming operations with an evening flight, with EK065 departing at 21:10 and arriving at Dubai International at 07:10 the following day. Returning to the UK, EK068 will leave Dubai at 08:50, arriving in Stansted at 13:30 (all times are local).
By October 2022, the airline will be serving the UK with 110 weekly flights, including: six times daily to London Heathrow; double daily A380 service to Gatwick; three times daily to Manchester, including a double daily A380 service (starting October, 1); double daily service to Birmingham; five weekly flights to Newcastle (with the fifth weekly flight starting from July 1 and a daily service to Glasgow.
Richard Jewsbury, Emirates Divisional Vice-President in the UK, said: “Stansted is a key hub for Emirates in the East and South East of the UK and resuming operations will offer better connectivity to businesses and communities in the region while also boosting the UK economy through scaled up inbound travel and additional cargo capacity.
“The UK is Emirates’ most important international market and bookings have continued to surge with the further easing of travel restrictions. We look forward to welcoming more people on board our premium Boeing 777-300ER aircraft later this year.”
The news comes as Emirates scales operations around the world including Bali, Buenos Aires, Lagos and Abuja, Mauritius and Singapore.