Emirates ramps up UK operations

The airline will operate 73 weekly flights to four gateways in the UK by mid-October 

Emirates is actively responding to the spike in demand across its network after the UAE was added to the UK’s amber list and following the easing of protocols for entry into the UAE for 12 countries: the UK, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nigeria and Afghanistan.

The airline will be restoring capacity across 29 cities on its network on more than 270 flights as well as boosting frequencies and capacity as demand grows for international leisure and business travel.


By October, the airline will increase its services to 73 weekly flights to the UK, including six times a day to London Heathrow; double daily A380 flights to Manchester, 10 weekly services to Birmingham and daily services to Glasgow.

Emirates currently serves London Heathrow with three daily flights, all operated by its flagship A380. Throughout August and September, Emirates will gradually increase its operations to London Heathrow, and by the middle of October, the airline will have restored its operations to six daily flights, of which four will be served by the A380.

For Emirates customers wishing to travel to the UK, the airline has optimised schedules to create the best connection options from its network, particularly across major cities in Africa like Johannesburg, Cape Town and Lusaka, and in West Asia including Karachi and Islamabad, among other cities. 

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