Emirates has announced its intent to scale up flights to London Heathrow between the 31st of October 2023 and the 30th of March 2024.
As a result, the winter season will offer customers more opportunities to fly between the two major ports but also, for those travelling onwards from Dubai, the chance to access more flights on Emirates’ global network at more times.
Emirates will operate a new five-times-a-week service, while temporary for the winter season, it’ll significantly boost its commitment to the market. The Dubai-based airline is predicting demand to be solid. Therefore, extra flights will be required.
Emirates will deploy a Boeing 777-300ER for the additional service, fitted with three classes First, Business and Economy. It’ll operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The 777 flying to London will be the seventh daily flight. The Airbus A380 runs all other six.
Staggeringly per Cirium data, the Dubai to London connection currently sees 545 flights logged for August with three airlines flying the route. Emirates leads this with 372 flights at a staggering seat capacity of 191,952. This is followed by British Airways with 147 at 41,750 and Royal Brunei with 26 flights at 6,604 seats as part of a triangular service operated by the airline.
However, this is all part of Emirates’ ultimate mission to continue restoring capacity to the United Kingdom with more than 125 weekly flights. It sees them operate in London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow.
Across from Dubai in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways has returned its Airbus A380 to the Abu Dhabi to London route to meet the intense demand. It’s a lucrative market, and Emirates is lucky it’s in a position to seize the demand by deploying a 777 on the route.