Emirates has announced plans to ramp up its global operations with its summer schedule starting March 26, 2023.

The Dubai-based carrier revealed that it will operate 11 daily flights to London once it launches its second daily service to London Stansted on May 1. This includes six-times-daily services to Heathrow and three flights per day to Gatwick.

The UK will also see the A380 aircraft once again serve Glasgow from March 26, along with Birmingham from July 1. The airline has refurbished four of its A380 aircraft with its new cabin interiors and premium economy seats.

In total Emirates is to retrofit 120 A380 and B777 aircraft by 2025 at a cost of $2 billion, in what it has dubbed the “largest known fleet retrofit” project.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ chief commercial officer commented:

“Emirates continues to expand its global network and deploy its capacity to meet travel demand across the world. Our financial year started relatively quietly as we held back our ramp up until the planned northern runway rehabilitation program at Dubai International airport was completed in June. From July 2022 onwards, it’s been non-stop expansion.”

“Customer demand has been very strong, and our forward bookings are also robust. Emirates is working hard on several fronts – to bring back operating capacity as quickly as the ecosystem can manage, while also upgrading our fleet and product to ensure our customers always enjoy the best possible Emirates experience.”

Meanwhile, Emirates’ nonstop flights to Australia are set to return to pre-pandemic levels by June. Melbourne will see a third daily service from March 26, though via Singapore, while the carrier will resu a daily service to Christchurch via Sydney on the same date.

Sydney will gain a third daily nonstop service from May 1 and Brisbane will get an additional daily service from June 1, meaning that Emirates will operate 14 flights per week to Brisbane.