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Emirates to resume Newcastle flights

The Dubai-based carrier has announced additional route resumptions and more flights across its European network

With passenger confidence for international travel returning, Emirates is increasing its services and capacity to make it easier for its customers to connect to and from its European network via Dubai.

The carrier has announced that it will reinstate flights to Newcastle Airport (NCL) from 15 October 2021, offering four weekly flights to the northeast of England. 

Flight EK033 will depart Dubai International (DXB) at 14:30 and arrive in Newcastle at 19:10, while the return flight will depart Newcastle at 21:10 and arrive in Dubai the following day at 07:25. All times are local, and flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Earlier this month, UAE moved onto the UK’s amber list, meaning that travellers arriving in the UK from Dubai no longer need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel, but can instead self-isolate at home, taking a PCR test on day two and day eight after their arrival.

Responding to the resulting rise in customer demand for flights, the airline will offer 77 weekly flights to the UK by the end of October, including six daily flights to London Heathrow; four daily flights to Manchester, 10 weekly flights to Birmingham and daily services to Glasgow. Earlier this month, UAE moved onto the UK’s ‘amber’ list for travel, and travellers arriving in the UK from Dubai no longer need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel.

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Emirates has also brought forward its plans to introduce extra flights and capacity to more European cities, including Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Hamburg, Lisbon, Madrid, Munich, Rome and Zurich. Many of these cities will be served with daily flights.

Emirates routes will restart in other parts of its global network, including the resumption of flights between Malé and Colombo from 1 September 2021. By mid-October, the carrier will also increase its service between Malé and Dubai to four daily flights.  Other routes that will see increased frequencies, include Muscat with four weekly flights from 28 August and Sao Paulo, which will have daily flights from 5 October.

Emirates continues to gradually expand its network, having resumed passenger services to more than 120 destinations and recovered close to 90% of its pre-pandemic network. 

For more information, visit www.emirates.com

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