Emirates has confirmed plans to launch daily flights between Dubai (DXB) and London Stansted (STN). Scheduled to commence on June 8, 2018, the daily route will be operated by the airline’s new three-class Boeing 777-300ER, offering customers six seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 306 in Economy Class. The aircraft is fitted with the airline’s impressive and fully enclosed private suites in First Class, as well as refreshed Business and Economy Class cabins.
Outbound, flight EK33 will depart Dubai at 09:30 and arrive in London Stansted at 14:10. On its return, flight EK34 will depart London Stansted at 21:10 and arrive in Dubai at 07:05 the following day.
Opening the London Stansted gateway was a strategic decision by Emirates to serve the thriving business community in London’s northeast and the wider 7.5 million population that fall within its catchment area. Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore and Mumbai are the most popular business destinations from the East of England, which Emirates serves daily through its Dubai hub.
More than 25 of the world’s largest corporations have established operations in the wider Cambridge and Peterborough area, with Airbus, Astra Zeneca and GSK amongst the multi-national companies based there. Such businesses have helped establish the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor as one of the top five global knowledge regions, alongside world-leading San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Boston.
With the introduction of the London Stansted daily service, there will be 10 Emirates flights daily, connecting Dubai and London. Passengers can also fly to London Heathrow and Gatwick.
London Stansted Airport is connected to London via the Stansted Express which operates a regular daily service to London Liverpool Street Station. The train takes only 47 minutes and passengers arrive in the heart of the City of London, from where they can then connect to regional trains and the London Underground.
“The introduction of the new London Stansted-Dubai service underscores our commitment to serve London, with operations soon to three different airports in the city,” says Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates. “There is a clear demand for this service from both business and leisure travellers and we anticipate that this news will be warmly received both across our global network, as well as by the business community based in the Stansted catchment area. We look forward to facilitating even more tourism and commerce opportunities to and from London with these new air transport links, and to providing our customers with the award-winning Emirates experience.”
The new gateway will be the seventh UK airport that Emirates operates out of in the UK; other locations include London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow. www.emirates.com