In response to the facilitation of its international protocols and the increase in passenger demand, Emirates is increasing its flights by restarting flights to additional destinations across its European network. With clear signs of the return of passenger confidence in international travel, the airline is developing plans to expand its flights and capacity to make it easier for passengers to connect with the broad European network via Dubai.
More connections in the UK with the resumption of Newcastle services
In the United Kingdom, Emirates continues to expand its operations, resuming flights to Newcastle Airport (NCL) from 15 October, operating four flights a week on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from the northeast of England. The first flight, EK033, will depart Dubai International Airport (DXB) at 14:30 and arrive in Newcastle (NCL) at 19:10, while flight EK034 will depart Newcastle at 21:10 and the next day at 07: It will arrive in Dubai at 25.
By the end of October, the airline will gradually increase its flights in one of its most important global markets, offering 77 weekly flights to the UK. UK weekly flights; It includes five A380 services to London Heathrow six times a day, two daily A380s to Manchester, 10 weekly services to Birmingham, daily services to Glasgow and four weekly services to Newcastle. Earlier this month, the UAE moved to the UK’s travel ‘amber’ list, and travelers arriving from Dubai to the UK are no longer required to stay in quarantine at a government-approved hotel.
Increased frequency of flights to multiple European cities
Responding to the increase in passenger demand, Emirates also brought up its plans for additional flights and capacity expansion to more than 10 European cities, including Birmingham, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Hamburg, London, Lisbon, Madrid, Munich, Rome and Zurich. Most of these cities will have one or more flights per day.
Emirates will increase the frequency of daily flights in Germany to Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich with a total of 31 flights per week until 50 October, making it easier for business and leisure travelers to connect to popular destinations. Flights between Düsseldorf and Dubai and between Hamburg and Dubai will also be operated with the Emirates A380 to offer more capacity between the two cities.
Emirates has announced that it will resume flights in other parts of its global network, including the resumption of flights between Male and Colombo from 1 September. This in turn will further support Maldives’ tourism industry and Sri Lanka to open up for tourism. Emirates will also increase its services between Male and Dubai to four daily flights until mid-October. Other destinations whose flight frequency will increase include Muscat with four flights a week starting from 28 August and Sao Paulo with daily flights from 5 October.
As international borders reopen and travel restrictions ease, Emirates continues to expand its network in a safe and sustainable way. Having restarted serving more than 120 destinations, the airline has regained nearly 90% of its pre-pandemic network. Emirates passengers can enjoy comfortable and safe journeys to the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific via Dubai.
Flexibility and Assurance: Emirates continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services that meet the needs of passengers during this volatile period. The airline has recently taken its passenger service efforts further by extending its more generous and flexible booking policies until May 31, 2022, expanding its multi-risk travel insurance coverage, and allowing its loyal passengers to maintain their mileage and status expiration dates.
Dubai: Having safely restarted its tourism activities in July 2020, Dubai continues to be one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, especially in the winter season. The city is open to international business and leisure visitors. From its sunny beaches and heritage events to world-class accommodation and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a wide variety of world-class alternatives. Dubai has become one of the first cities in the world to receive Safe Travel approval from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which approves the comprehensive and effective measures it takes to ensure the health and safety of visitors.
Health and Safety: Putting the health of its passengers as a top priority, Emirates has taken a comprehensive set of safety measures for every step of the journey. The airline has also recently implemented contactless technology and increased its digital verification service capacity, giving its passengers more opportunities to use the IATA Travel Pass this summer.