Emirates has announced the launch of a second daily flight from Dubai International to London Stansted, starting July 1st.
The additional flight means that Emirates customers will now have 11 daily flight options to and from three London airports.
As with the first, the second daily flight to Stansted will be operated by Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration with six private suites in first class, 42 fully-flat beds in business and 306 seats in economy Class.
“We are increasing capacity to London Stansted to meet steady demand from both leisure and business travellers to and from the region, as well as international student traffic to Cambridge.
“We continuously seek ways to maximise convenience and flexibility for our customers and the second daily flight combined with the optimal travel schedules will do exactly that; provide a seamless travel experience with Emirates,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, west.
The second daily flight to Stansted also means increased tourism to the region, enabling further trade and economic growth.
Popular inbound markets include Australia, UAE, India, South Africa, China, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Beginning July 1st, the first daily flight from Dubai to London Stansted will operate as EK65, departing Dubai at 09:00 and arriving in London Stansted at 13:30.
The return flight, EK66 will depart London Stansted at 15:00 and arrive in Dubai at 01:05 the following day.
The second daily flight from Dubai to London Stansted will operate as EK67, departing Dubai at 14:15 and arriving in London Stansted at 18:45.
The return flight, EK68 will depart London Stansted at 21:10 and arrive in Dubai at 0:710 the following day.
Responding to the new, Ken O’Toole, chief executive of London Stansted, said: “The announcement that Emirates is to double the capacity on its Dubai service is fantastic news for passengers and is a vote of confidence in both London Stansted Airport and the east of England.
“Since day one this route has been extremely popular with passengers flying direct to Dubai but also taking advantage of the 150 onward connections available from the hub and this announcement is further evidence of the rising demand that exists for more long-haul services from Stansted.”