Emirates has resumed its second daily frequency to Stansted airport, bringing its London operations to 11 flights per day.

The Gulf carrier first launched flights to Stansted in 2018, before suspending the route as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A daily service resumed in August 2022, and Emirates has now added a second daily frequency, in order to “to serve increased demand for international travel to destinations including the UAE, Thailand, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Australia, and the Maldives”.

Flight EK067 departs Dubai at 1415, arriving into Stansted at 1845, with the return leg EK068 leaving London at 2110 and landing back into Dubai ay 0710 the following day.

It means that the airline now offers a choice of six daily flights from London Heathrow to Dubai, with three from Gatwick and two from Stansted.

Commenting on the news Richard Jewsbury, Emirates divisional vice president in the UK, said:

“Since the return of our operations to Stansted in August 2022, we have witnessed growing passenger appetite for international leisure tourism and corporate travel, and anticipate this will only increase throughout summer and beyond.

“Scaling up and offering an additional flight to our third London gateway will offer our Southeast-based customers greater choice. We’re also looking forward to supporting local businesses, as the belly hold cargo capabilities will significantly increase for the area, including the growing pharma industry in Cambridge.

“We are looking forward to welcoming more people to experience and enjoy everything Emirates has to offer.”