Emirates to offer new UK service

Emirates Airline has confirmed it is to launch a new daily service to Newcastle in the United Kingdom from 1st September 2007. The flight will be Newcastle’s first-ever scheduled long-haul flight.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group said, “We believe there is a significant potential market, and are confident that this new route will prove successful for Emirates as well as for travellers and shippers in the UK’s North-East. We look forward to working with the local community to boost inbound tourism and commerce, and foster strong trade and tourism links between the UK’s North-east, Dubai and the other destinations we serve.”

John Parkin, Chief Executive of Newcastle International Airport, says: “We are delighted that Emirates has shown such a huge vote of confidence in the region and Newcastle International Airport by introducing daily services to Dubai. Newcastle can now offer its customers direct services to one of the most important destinations in the world and an enormous choice of destinations beyond.”

Emirates’ daily service to Newcastle will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with 27 Business Class and 251 Economy Class seats. It also provides a daily cargo carrying capacity of 14 tonnes.