Emirates has updated its inventory for flights during next year’s planned closure of Dubai International’s southern runway.
As previously reported the runway will close for 45 days between April 16 and May 30, 2019, for extensive upgrade works including a complete surface resurfacing, and replacement of the airfield ground lighting and supporting infrastructure.
The maintenance works were announced in February this year to give airlines over a year to adjust their schedules, and industry website routesonline.com has now reported that changes have been made to Emirates’ flight inventory over the affected period.
A full list of the amended schedules for over 100 routes can be seen here (although note that these are subject to change), but a few that are worth highlighting are:
- Dubai-Gatwick: reduced from three flights per day to twice daily
- Dubai-Heathrow: reduced from 42 flights per week to 31
- Dubai-Stansted: reduced from daily to four flights per week
- Dubai-Manchester: reduced from three to two flights per day
- Dubai-Edinburgh: reduced from daily to four flights per week
- Dubai-Birmingham: reduced from twice daily to 11 flights per week
- Dubai-Sydney (nonstop service): reduced from three to two flights per day
Dubai airport says the dates for the upgrade works were chosen for a period when “passenger traffic historically ebbs due to a seasonal lull”.