Emirates said that it plans to increase its capacity to London by adding a 10 daily flight to the British capital starting on October 1.
The new service will be Emirates’ fourth daily flight to London Gatwick, and will be in addition to the six daily services to Heathrow airport.
The 10th flight will take the Emirates’ total weekly services to London to 70. Emirates will operate on the route using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration.
The Dubai-airline started flying to Gatwick airport in July 1987; since then over 10 million passengers have travelled on the route.
“With British expats forming the largest western community in Dubai, it’s not surprising to witness continued strong demand for travel between Dubai and the five cities we currently serve in the UK,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, west.
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