Emirates will resume flights to Gatwick Airport in London on December 10th.
The airline stated that it was responding to the relaxation of foreign travel restrictions as well as an increase in passenger demand for the winter sun.
The airline will restore service to its second London gateway with a daily trip using a B777 aircraft in first, business, and economy class.
Flight EK015 departs Dubai International (DXB) at 07:40 and arrives in London Gatwick at 11:40, while flight EK016 departs London Gatwick at 13:35 and arrives in Dubai at 00:40 the next day.
With the addition of London Gatwick Airport to flight schedules in December, Emirates’ UK operations will be reduced to six gateways, in addition to the six times daily A380 London Heathrow service; double daily A380 flights to Manchester, ten weekly flights to Birmingham, daily service to Glasgow, and four weekly flights to Newcastle.
By the end of December, the airline will offer 84 weekly flights to the United Kingdom, making it easier for UK passengers to reach Emirates’ expanding global network of over 120 destinations – nearly 90% of the pre-pandemic network.
Adnan Kazim, Emirates chief commercial officer commented: “We’re very pleased to resume Emirates flights to and from London Gatwick, offering more ways for people and businesses to connect with our ever-growing global network.”
With the UK declaring on October 4th that it will accept vaccination certificates from 55 countries, including the UAE, vaccinated travelers arriving in the UK will no longer need to self-isolate.