Emirates has announced plans to reopen its lounges at 4 more airports in the United Kingdom, as the airline continues to rebuild its network.
The Dubai-based airline reopened its lounge at London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3 in September, and will reopen its lounges at Birmingham International Airport and Manchester International Airport this month, followed by Glasgow Airport and London Gatwick Airport in January 2022. Dublin’s East Lounge will also reopen for Emirates’ first and business class passengers from 14th December 2021.
The airline resumed flights to London Gatwick Airport on 10th December 2021. The carrier had initially planned to operate the route with Boeing B777-300ER aircraft, but this was upgraded to the Airbus A380 superjumbo following “an upsurge in passenger demand”.
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Emirates is presently operating 84-weekly flights to the United Kingdom – 6 daily A380 flights to London Heathrow Airport, twice-daily A380 flights to Manchester, 10-weekly flights to Birmingham, daily flight to Glasgow, daily flight to London Gatwick Airport and 4-weekly flights to Newcastle. In addition to these, the airline will operate a second daily flight to London Gatwick from 27th January 2022, which will run with the following schedule:
- Dubai-London Gatwick
- Departure time: 14:25
- Arrival time: 18:25
- Flight time: 8 hours
- Flight number: EK9
- Frequency: Daily
- London Gatwick-Dubai
- Departure time: 20:25
- Arrival time: 07:20 (the next day)
- Flight time: 6 hours and 55 minutes
- Flight number: EK10
- Frequency: Daily
Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President – United Kingdom, Emirates, said:
We have continued to see demand for international travel, particularly from the South East, and are pleased to resuming operations from Gatwick. Emirates is fully committed to the UK and we have operated flights from the airport for over 30 years, providing vital connectivity to Dubai and beyond for passengers travelling for business, leisure or to visit friends and family. The route has also carried billions of pounds worth of cargo into and out of the region – supporting UK businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Featured image of Emirates lounge at Dubai International Airport by Emirates
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