Emirates is scaling up services with route resumptions and more flights across its European network, responding to the easing of international entry protocols and an upsurge in passenger demand. As passenger confidence for international travel is returning, the airline is advancing its plans to increase services and capacity for its customers to connect to and from its European network via Dubai.
In the UK, Emirates will reinstate flights to Newcastle Airport from October 15, offering four weekly flights to the northeast of England, all operated by the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two class configuration.
The first flight, EK033, will depart Dubai International (DXB) at 1430hrs and arrive in Newcastle at 1910hrs, while flight EK034 will depart Newcastle at 2110hrs and arrive in Dubai the following day at 0725hrs.
By the end of October, the airline will offer 77 weekly flights to various cities in the UK including London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle. Earlier this month, UAE moved onto the UK’s ‘amber’ list for travel, and travelers arriving in the UK from Dubai no longer need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel.
Emirates has also brought 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.
In Germany, the airline is expanding frequencies to daily flights in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich, with a total of 50 flights a week by October 31.
Emirates has also announced route restarts in other parts of its global network, including the resumption of flights between Male and Colombo from September 1. By mid-October, it will also increase its service between Male and Dubai to four daily flights.
Other routes that will see increased frequencies include Muscat with four weekly flights from August 28 and Sao Paulo, which will have daily flights from October 5.