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Emirates Adds a Third A380 Flight to London Gatwick

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Anticipating, and hoping for, a very busy holiday season Emirates is powering up connections to its most lucrative destination: London. The airline has announced it is adding capacity to this destination in particular to London Gatwick airport. Let’s take a closer look at what this latest Emirates news is all about.

The New Emirates Dubai Gatwick Schedule

Summing up the news is that Emirates is starting a third daily flight between Dubai and London Gatwick airport with a third A380 operation. This will boost capacity to Gatwick to over 1,000 seats per day.

Passengers travelling from and to the English capital will have even further flexibility when choosing their flight. Something particularly useful when you have to also match your Dubai arrival time with onward connecting flights towards the rest of the Emirates network.

The schedule of Emirates flights between Dubai and London Gatwick will be as follows:

Dubai –> Gatwick

FlightFromToDepartsArrivesACDays
EK11Dubai
(DXB)
London Gatwick
(LGW)
02:5006:40A380Daily
EK15Dubai
(DXB)
London Gatwick
(LGW)
07:4011:40A380Daily
EK09Dubai
(DXB)
London Gatwick
(LGW)
14:2518:25A380Daily

Gatwick –> Dubai

FlightFromToDepartsArrivesACDays
EK12London Gatwick
(LGW)
Dubai
(DXB)
09:4020:30A380Daily
EK16London Gatwick
(LGW)
Dubai
(DXB)
13:3500:40 +1A380Daily
EK10London Gatwick
(LGW)
Dubai
(DXB)
20:2507:20 +1A380Daily

All three flights will be, as previously mentioned, operated by Emirates’ flagship aircraft, the Airbus A380.

Emirates A380 flying to Taipei before covid

10 Daily Flights to London

The extra daily flight, just added to the Emirates schedule, brings the grand total of flights from Dubai (DXB) to all of London’s airports (Stansted, Gatwick, Heathrow) to a total of 10. 9 of which flown by A380s. Looking at the bigger picture EK with this latest addition flies a jaw dropping 119 flight per week to the UK.

However London is by far the most frequently served destination on EK’s network. The further boost in operations to the city is a clear signal to how the airline believes that we are well in the post pandemic era and that covid is a problem of the past.

The figures will of this upcoming holiday season will tell us more clearly how much ground airlines around the world have to still make up to return to pre pandemic traffic levels.

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