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Emirates to resume flights to Glasgow

Emirates has announced that it will be resuming flights to Glasgow in the United Kingdom.

Starting 11th August 2021, Emirates will once again fly between Dubai International Airport and Glasgow Airport. The flights will operate 4-times-a-week increasing to daily from 1st September 2021.

The flights will run with the following schedule:

  • Dubai-Glasgow
  • Departure time: 07:50
  • Arrival time: 12:45
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: EK27
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (increasing to daily from 1st September 2021)
  • Glasgow-Dubai
  • Departure time: 14:35
  • Arrival time: 01:05 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: EK28
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (increasing to daily from 1st September 2021)

Emirates will deploy its Boeing B777-200LR (Long Range) that features a two-class configuration, 38 business class seats in 2-2-2 configuration and 264 standard economy class seats.

Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates, said:

Emirates welcomes the decision to add the UAE to the UK’s ‘amber list’ for international travel, reflecting the extensive steps that have been taken to mitigate the spread of the virus in the UK and UAE. Since the UK’s announcement, we’ve seen a huge surge in queries from customers desperate to travel to see their families, planning their kids’ return for the new school term, as well as their postponed business or holiday travel. Emirates is reviewing our operations to various points in the UK and any service restart will be announced in the usual fashion.

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The announcement comes after the government of United Kingdom announced that it will move the UAE from Red List to Amber list from 04:00 hours 8th August 2021. This means that travellers arriving in the UK from Dubai no longer need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel, provided they are fully vaccinated.

The Dubai-based carrier says that it has seen a huge surge in queries from travellers to return to the United Kingdom. The airline adds that it is ‘reviewing’ its operations to various points in the UK and any service restart will be announced.

Mark Johnston, Chief Operating Officer for AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Glasgow Airport, said:

Emirates’ decision to restart the country’s busiest long-haul route is a significant step towards rebuilding Scotland’s vital connectivity and will be welcome news to our passengers. We are in the early stages of the safe restart of international travel, but there remains a long road ahead for aviation in the UK and the thousands of people employed within our industry.

Meanwhile, Emirates recently launched a new account-based payment system called ‘Emirates Pay’. The airline has also reopened on its dedicated First Class lounge at Dubai International Airport and has launched an all-new airport service at Dubai International Airport to assist passengers more better. The carrier has launched flights to Miami, Florida making it the airline’s 12th destination in the United States. Emirates, just a few days ago, announced a interline partnership with Mexico’s Aeromar.

Featured image by Emirates

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