Emirates is celebrating its forthcoming route between London Stansted and Dubai, by giving customers a free return Stansted Express ticket for new bookings.

The offer is a little complicated, so bear with us.

Firstly, customers must book a ticket between Stansted and any Emirates destination, between May 25 and June 6 (the launch date of the new route) to qualify.

Bookings made before May 25 will not be eligible, and travel must be between June 6, 2018, and March 31, 2019.

After the booking has been made, eligible customers will then receive an email with more information and a link enabling them to book the free return rail ticket, between either Liverpool Street or Tottenham Hale and Stansted airport.

It’s not clear whether customers will be able to avail of the free return ticket (for the which the return journey must be within one month of the outbound) on any date they wish, or whether it will only be valid on the day of departure.

Commenting on the offer Richard Jewsbury, Emirates’ new vice president UK, said:

“We are really looking forward to celebrating the new route launch at London Stansted in June. To help make our passengers’ journey even easier, we have partnered with Stansted Express to mark the occasion with free rail tickets. So whether you’re flying to Dubai or beyond with family, friends or for business, this offer will help ensure stress-free travel, to and from the airport.”

Stansted will be the seventh UK airport served by Emirates, joining Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester and Newcastle.