Emirates launches new daily route from Dubai to London Stansted

2017-12-20 14:34 - Kavitha Pillay
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Emirates today announced that it is to launch a new daily route from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted

Cape Town – A new daily service will be operated by Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300ER, connecting businesses from the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor with Emirates global network of over 154 destinations worldwide.

The new route from Dubai features the latest cabin interiors, including fully enclosed private suites in first class.

Emirates announced the launch on the new daily route on Wednesday, 20 December, which will connect Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN) from 8 June, 2018.

“With its strategic position close to the tech and pharma hubs of Cambridge and Peterborough, Emirates will be the first Middle Eastern airline to operate out of the popular North East London airport,” says the airline.

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The daily route will be operated by the airline’s new three-class Boeing 777-300ER offering customers 6 seats in first class, 42 in business class and 306 in economy class.

“The aircraft is fitted with its game-changing, fully-enclosed private suites in first class, as well as refreshed business and economy class cabins,” says Emirates.

Outbound, flight EK33 will depart Dubai at 09:30 and arrive in London Stansted at 14:10. On its return, flight EK34 will depart London Stansted at 21:10 and arrive in Dubai at 07:05 the following day.

“With the introduction of the London Stansted daily service, there will be 10 Emirates flights daily, connecting Dubai and London,” says the airline.

Emirates will launch a new daily route from Dubai to London Stansted. (Photo: Supplied by Emirates)

London Stansted Airport is one of the capital’s major airport that is connected to London via the Stansted Express. This operates a regular daily service to London Liverpool Street Station and takes only 47 minutes for passengers arrive in the heart of the City of London.

The new flight route will be the seventh UK airport that Emirates operates out of in the UK - other locations include London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow.

Serving a thriving business community

Emirates says that opening the London Stansted gateway was a strategic decision “to serve the thriving business community in London’s north east and the wider 7.5 million population that fall within its catchment area”.

Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore and Mumbai are the most popular business destinations from the East of England, which Emirates serves daily through its Dubai hub.

Leisure travellers can enjoy direct, daily services to Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Bali and the Indian Ocean islands.

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Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates says “There is a clear demand for this service from both business and leisure travellers” and that the airline looks forward to “facilitating even more tourism and commerce opportunities to and from London with these new air transport links”.

Ken O’Toole, London Stansted’s Chief Executive says the new route will “provide an important boost to the UK economy by strengthening international connectivity and offering greater choice and convenience for passengers travelling to long haul destinations”.

Stansted airport is also vital for Emirates’ SkyCargo - the freight division of Emirates and the world’s largest international cargo airline - due to its large cargo handling capabilities. “The carrier connects cargo customers to over 154 cities across 84 countries in six continents and flies 140,000 tonnes of cargo in and out of the UK in an average year,” adds Emirares.

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