The UAE carrier Emirates will restart flights to London Gatwick airport on 10 December
Emirates has stated that it will resume services to London Gatwick with a daily flight operated by a B777 aircraft from 10 December 2021.
The announcement follows the news that the UK will accept UAE vaccination certificates from 4 October. This means that vaccinated travellers arriving in the UK from the UAE will no longer need to self-isolate.
Speaking about the route resumption, Emirates chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said: “We’re very pleased to resume Emirates flights to and from London Gatwick, offering more ways for people and businesses to connect with our ever-growing global network. With the UK simplifying travel and accepting international vaccination certificates, we’ve seen a big surge in demand as people have been a lot more confident in booking trips for the coming months and further ahead.”
Gatwick Airport head of Airline Relations Stephen King added: “We’re delighted to welcome Emirates back to Gatwick in December. Emirates has been a hugely popular airline for Gatwick passengers and it’s fantastic that we are once again able to offer passengers across London and the South East the opportunity to connect with Dubai and beyond.”
When the Gatwick flights commence in December, the airline will serve six destinations in the UK six times daily with the A380 London Heathrow service; plus twice-daily A380 flights to Manchester, 10 weekly services to Birmingham, a daily service to Glasgow, and four weekly services to Newcastle.
The airline has been gradually returning to its pre-pandemic capacity and has recently announced several route resumptions and new launches.
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