Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, has further increased its
UK expansion by adding capacity between London Heathrow and its home base of
Dubai due to customer demand.
On July 1st, the world`s fastest growing major airline, introduced a larger
Boeing 777-300 aircraft on its third daily flight to Heathrow, matching the
aircraft used on its two other daily flights from London`s premier
This adds 137 extra seats on the 10.30pm departure, EK006, which was
previously operated by an Airbus A330.
Emirates has already added an eighth UK-Dubai service this year, a second
daily flight between Manchester-Dubai and is also planning a ninth daily
operation by providing a triple Gatwick-Dubai connection, effective from
Emirates already uses Boeing 777-300s on its other two Heathrow departures,
EK002 which departs at 2pm and its EK004 flight at 8.30pm.
The state-of-the-art aircraft, which have an average age of three years, are
configuration in three classes with a total of 380 seats - 18 in First
class, 42 in Business class and 320 in Economy class, plus a possible cargo
capacity of 28 tons on each flight.
This latest expansion brings the total number of seats offered every day by
Emirates from Heathrow to Dubai to 1,140, together with a possible 84 tons
of cargo capacity.
Mohammed Shareef A. Raheem, Emirates UK & Ireland Manager, said: “The growth
of our UK business has been rapid and this expansion of capacity from
Heathrow reflects the increased demand from our customers. Our development
continues apace because more and more people want to experience Emirates`
award-winning customer service. Dubai offers both a fantastic end
destination - be that for tourism or commerce - and a perfect geographical
point to break long journeys, with connections to countless other
destinations that lie further afield on the Emirates` network.”
Services from Heathrow offer excellent onward connections to the Emirates
network that now stretches across 67 destinations in 47 countries in Europe,
the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Asia-Pacific Rim.