Emirates will operate a third daily service to Birmingham Airport from August 1 next year.
The new flight is significant, as it will be operated by one of the Gulf carrier’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft sporting a three-class configuration. The inclusion of first class will make Emirates the only carrier that offers the top premium cabin in the route.
The B777-300ER will offer eight suites in first class, 42 seats in business class and 310 seats in economy class.
Flight EK41 will depart Dubai International Airport at 0235 and arrive in Birmingham at 0705. The return flight, EK42, will then leave Birmingham Airport at 0910 before arriving back in Dubai at 1910. The seven additional weekly flights to Birmingham will increase overall capacity by 42 per cent.
“Emirates’ decision to add a third daily service to Dubai and beyond from Birmingham Airport clearly shows the strong demand that exists in the city and the region for passengers who want connectivity to Dubai, Asia and Australia,” said Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport chief executive.
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