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Emirates to increase flights to London

7 Apr 2016 by Clement Huang

Emirates will add a tenth daily service between its hub in Dubai and London from October 1. The new service, which will serve Gatwick Airport, will be the Gulf carrier’s fourth daily service to London’s second largest airport.

The Dubai–London Gatwick service will be operated by a B777-300ER, which will sport a three-class configuration, with eight seats in first, 42 in business and 310 in economy. Premium travellers should note that the business class seat is an angle-flat product, arranged in a tight 2-3-2 layout.

Flight EK23 will depart Dubai at 0950, arriving in London at 1430. The return service on flight EK24 will take off from London at 1650, and touch back down in Dubai at 0240 the next day.

Dubai International Airport’s role as a strong transfer hub enables customers arriving during the early morning hours to benefit from convenient connections to key destinations in the Middle East, West Asia and the Far East. For example, passengers flying onwards to Hong Kong can easily transfer to flight EK382 or EK384 within an hour of landing in Dubai.

“Emirates started serving London Gatwick in July 1987; since then over ten million passengers have travelled on the route. As a global hub for finance, business and tourism, London attracts travellers from all over the world,” commented Hubert Frach, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, West.

For more information, visit emirates.com

Clement Huang

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