It seems Emirates wants to cover London with its planes. It currently serves West London (Heathrow) and the South (Gatwick). The airline is to add Stansted (towards the North East of London – in Essex) to the map.
Services will commence in June 2018.
Whilst Stansted’s location towards London is important, it brings Cambridge and Peterborough closer to the technology and pharmaceutical hubs they offer.
The following timings have been announced:
EK33 DEPART DXB 08:30 ARRIVE STN 14:10 EK44 DEPART STN 21:10 ARRIVE DXB 07:05+1 Commences: 8th June 2018 Booked Equipment: Emirates Boeing 777-300ER with enclosed suites Data: Emirates
The new service will feature Emirates new Boeing 777-300ER interior featuring the fully enclosed First class seats (and their wonderful external cameras for a window view), as well the refreshed Business Class and Economy Products
This comprises of 6 First Class Seats, 42 Business Class seats and 306 in Economy Class seats in this configuration.
The timings however, are a little odd – with the plane on the ground for seven hours at Stansted.
With connectivity via Dubai, India, Asia and beyond is reachable with one stop from Stansted. Emirates will offer 10 flights a day form the London and South East area to its Dubai hub.
Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates states
The introduction of the new London Stansted-Dubai service underscores our commitment to serve London, with operations soon to three different airports in the city. There is a clear demand for this service from both business and leisure travellers and we anticipate that this news will be warmly received both across our global network, as well as by the business community based in the Stansted catchment area. We look forward to facilitating even more tourism and commerce opportunities to and from London with these new air transport links, and to providing our customers with the award-winning Emirates experience.”
Emirates currently serve six destinations in the United Kingdom, serving London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow – with Stansted being the seventh.
Whilst direct connectivity between the low-cost carriers and Emirates isn’t something that’s likely to happen, it gives options for those flying in on Ryanair, EasyJet, Jet2.com and other carrier the option to make indirect connections.
With runway and slot capacity, it’s a logical move for Emirates to see if there’s anywhere else they can operate the fleet from, as well as areas that can offer easy access to passengers.
For now, it seems the Emirates expansion continues ever onwards…
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