Emirates Increases Its Service to Manchester

An Emirates A380 Airbus on approach to land at Heathrow.
Steve Lynes from Sandshurst, United Kingdom, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – Emirates have announced that their Dubai-Manchester route will see the airline return to pre-pandemic flight scheduling in order to meet the increasing demand in the UK.

Starting October 1st, Emirates will offer three daily flights to Manchester, two of them operated by Airbus A380 aircraft. The third flight, which will be added to the schedule, will be operated by a Boeing 777.

EK21 & EK22 services

The new schedule will see Emirates reintroduce EK 21 and EK 22. EK21 will depart from Dubai at 3:00am local time and will arrive at 7:45am local time in Manchester. EK22 will depart from Manchester at 9:50am and will arrive in Dubai at 8:00pm local time.

The schedule will slightly differ once the latter flight will be operated by an A380. Starting October 30th, when Emirates will introduce their third A380 service to the route, the carrier will be offering over 1,500 seats to and from Dubai every day.

From October the carrier will operate 110 weekly flights to the UK, offering services to London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Birmingham.

Emirates statement


Emirates Divisional Vice President UK, Richard Jewsbury, said: “As more international destinations have relaxed travel restrictions and opened up, demand has continued to rise, and we’re delighted to offer better connectivity to our customers with this schedule.”

“Manchester is a vital hub for us in the UK and our operations from the airport connect both passengers and businesses in the North West with our ever-growing global network.”

The Emirates network currently spans 6 continents and 130 destinations. With the extension of their schedule, the airline continues to meet passengers demand. The route will be served by their older A380’s which don’t sport the new cabin.

Manchester Airport statement


Chris Woodroofe, Managing Director of Manchester Airport said that: “It is excellent to see Emirates reinstate its third daily frequency here at Manchester Airport. It’s a clear indication of the demand to fly from here to Dubai and beyond, and of the role we play in connecting the North to key global destinations.”

He added that: “I am sure the additional flight will be hugely popular with the 22m people in our catchment area, and myself and the team look forward to working with Emirates as they continue to grow from Manchester Airport.”

Summary


It’s good to see that Emirates is getting their schedules back to pre-pandemic levels. The carrier continues to grow its extensive network and is in a good way to reach pre-pandemic levels overall.

I’m excited to follow the re-growth of the carrier over the next months.

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