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Emirates to resume flights to Newcastle and increase flights across Europe

Emirates has announced that it will be resuming flights to Newcastle in October while increasing flights across its European network. The airline says that as it getting ‘clear signals’ that passenger confidence for international travel is returning, it is advancing its plans to increase services and capacity. The announcement comes just days after the Middle Eastern carrier announced that it would be operating 73-weekly flights to the United Kingdom.

Back to Newcastle

Starting 15th October 2021, Emirates will once again operate 4-weekly flights between Dubai International Airport and Newcastle International Airport. These flights will be operated with the following schedule:

  • Dubai-Newcastle
  • Departure time: 14:30
  • Arrival time: 19:10
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: EK33
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Newcastle-Dubai
  • Departure time: 21:10
  • Arrival time: 07:25 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: EK34
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

These flights will be operated by a Boeing B777-300ER is a two-class configuration including Business Class and Economy Class cabin totalling 442 seats.

By the end of October, the carrier will offer 77 weekly flights to the United Kingdom. UK weekly operations include a six times daily London Heathrow operation with five A380 services; double daily A380 flights to Manchester, 10 weekly services to Birmingham, daily services to Glasgow and four weekly services to Newcastle. Earlier this month, UAE moved onto the UK’s ‘amber’ list for travel, and travellers arriving in the UK from Dubai no longer need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel.

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Increased flight frequencies to Europe

Emirates says that it responding to a rise in customer demand by bringing forward its plans to introduce extra flights and capacity to over 10 European cities, including Birmingham, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Hamburg, London, Lisbon, Madrid, Munich, Rome and Zurich. Many of these cities will be served with daily flights or more.

As for Germany, Emirates is expanding frequencies to daily flights in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich, with a total of 50-flights-a-week by 31st October 2021. Flights between Dusseldorf and Dubai, as well as between Hamburg and Dubai, will also be upgraded to the Airbus A380.

Elsewhere

Emirates has also announced route restarts in other parts of its network, including the resumption of flights between Male and Colombo from 1st September 2021, which the airline says will further support Maldives’ tourism industry, and Sri Lanka as it opens up for tourism.

By the middle of October, Emirates will also increase its service between Male and Dubai to four daily flights. Other routes that will see increased frequencies include Muscat with 4-weekly flights from 28th August and Sao Paulo, which will have daily flights from 5th October.

The airline has resumed passenger services to over 120 destinations and has recovered close to 90% of its pre-pandemic network.

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. The airline has ramped up its operations across its network in response to pent-up demand. Emirates has resumed flights to Glasgow and has added a second Airbus A380 service to New York. Emirates Skywards has announced the launch of Skywards+ to offer its members access to exclusive rewards. Emirates, in the past month, has signed codeshare and interline agreements with two airlines. The airline has expanded partnership with South Africa’s Airlink, has announced an interline partnership with Mexico’s Aeromar and has announced codeshare with Brazil’s Azul. Emirates will increase flights to Dublin to Daily in October 2021 and has revealed special A380 and B777 liveries to mark the UAE’s 50th anniversary.

Featured image by Emirates

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