Emirates has launched its third daily service to Birmingham, with Flight EK41 from Dubai arriving at Birmingham International Airport at 07:05.
On board the inaugural flight of this service were passengers originating from more than 15 different cities to Birmingham, including Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, demonstrating Emirates’ global connectivity.
The flight also brought a First Class experience direct to Birmingham in a first for the region.
With the addition of the third daily service from Birmingham, Emirates now operates 119 non-stop flights per week from the UK to Dubai where passengers can connect to Emirates’ global network, which spans over 145 destinations across six continents in 84 countries.
The new daily service between Dubai and Birmingham is operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three class configuration offering eight Private Suites in First Class, 42 Business Class seats and 310 Economy Class seats per day, as well as 23 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight.
It adds seven more inbound flights a week to Birmingham, increasing passenger and cargo capacity on the route by 42 per cent.
Laurie Berryman, vice president, UK, at Emirates, said: “Birmingham is an important international business hub, and the wider Midlands region is a leading tourist destination.
“Increasing our capacity in Birmingham will improve the city’s global connectivity and give customers across our network and in the Midlands greater flexibility in their travel plans.”
Emirates started flying to Birmingham in December 2000 when it launched the route with a daily non-stop service, operated by a 278-seat Airbus A330.