Emirates to launch third daily Birmingham service

23 Dec 2014 by GrahamSmith

Emirates will commence a third daily flight to Birmingham next year.

The carrier will become the first airline to offer a direct first class service to the airport when it launches the additional flight, which will be operated by a B777-300ER, on August 1.

Outbound flight EK41 will depart Dubai at 0235 and arrive in Birmingham at 0705 local time. Return service EK42 will take-off from Birmingham at 0910 and land back in Dubai at 1910.

Emirates senior vice president Hubert Frach said: "Stepping up our presence in Birmingham will give customers across our network and across the Midlands, greater flexibility in their travel plans...

"As part of our continued commitment, we're excited to become the only airline offering first class to the region, with the introduction of our acclaimed first class private suites."

Emirates started flying to Birmingham in December 2000.

The new service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration with eight private suites in first class, 42 seats in business and 310 in economy.

Last week, Emirates announced it will upgrade one of its three Perth services to an A380 on May 1 (see news, December 16).

Graham Smith

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