Emirates adds more superjumbo flights to UK after change to quarantine rules

SourceArabian Business


irates on Wednesday announced plans to significant increase its superjumbo services to the UK following the recent establishment of a UK-UAE air travel corridor which has led to increased demand.Emirates said it will operate its A380 aircraft four times a day to London Heathrow from November 27 and six times a week to Manchester from December 2. Emirates will also increase flights to Birmingham and Glasgow from the current four-a-week to daily services at both cities, from November 27 and December 1 respectively. Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Tourism, says he hopes decision will result in influx of British visitors to Dubai for some winter sun Emirates' services to Manchester will increase from the current eight-a-week to 10 flights per week from December 1, of which six will be served by an A380 and four with a Boeing 777-300ER. At London Heathrow, Emirates' current twice daily A380 and once daily Boeing 777 flights will become four daily A380 services from November 27. These represent a significant expansion of Emirates services to the UK, and the move comes just days after the UK announcement of the air travel corridor, under which travellers entering the UK from the UAE will not longer be required to quarantine. Emirates...read more...