Emirates will launch a second daily flight from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN) on July 1, 2019.
The second flight, like the first, will be operated by Emirates’ three-class B777-300ER aircraft. The carrier will have 306 seats in economy, 42 fully-flat beds in business class, and six fully-enclosed private suites in first class.
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The first daily flight from Dubai to London Stansted operates as EK65, departing at 0900 and arriving at 1330. The return flight EK66 departs London Stansted at 1500 and arrives in Dubai at 0105 the next day.
The second daily flight from Dubai to London Stansted will operate as EK67 and will depart at 1415 and arrive at 1845. The return flight EK68 will depart London Stansted at 2110 and arrive in Dubai at 0710 the following day.
The new flight will give Emirates 11 daily flight to and from three London airports, bringing Emirates’ total weekly flights to the UK to 140.
Commenting on the launch, Ken O’Toole, the CEO of London Stansted, said:
“The announcement that Emirates is to double the capacity on its Dubai service is fantastic news for passengers and is a vote of confidence in both London Stansted Airport and the East of England. Since day one this route has been extremely popular with passengers flying direct to Dubai but also taking advantage of the 150 onward connections available from the hub and today’s announcement is further evidence of the rising demand that exists for more long-haul services from Stansted.”
The additional flight will double the daily cargo capacity offered by Emirates SkyCargo to a total of 40 tonnes each way, facilitating trade and benefitting local businesses.
Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West, said: “We are increasing capacity to London Stansted to meet steady demand from both leisure and business travellers to and from the region, as well as international student traffic to Cambridge. We continuously seek ways to maximise convenience and flexibility for our customers and the second daily flight combined with the optimal travel schedules will do exactly that; provide a seamless travel experience with Emirates,”
The second flight from Dubai to London Stansted falls within the airport’s plans to launch direct services to 25 new long-haul destinations over the next five years.