Published on : Thursday, December 21, 2017
Emirates will be the first Middle Eastern airline to operate out of the popular north-east London airport due to its strategic position located closer to the tech and pharma hubs of Cambridge and Peterborough.
The airline’s new three-class Boeing 777-300ER will operate in the daily route and offer customers six seats in first class, 42 in business and 306 in economy.
Around 7.5 million population in the catchment area will be served by Emirates by the opening of the London Stansted gateway.
The thriving business community in London’s north east will benefit majorly.
Emirates serves daily via the Dubai hub Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore and Mumbai along with the most popular business destinations from the east of England.
For leisure travellers there are direct, daily services to Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Bali and the Indian Ocean islands.
Laurie Berryman, Emirates vice president, UK, said that the new London Stansted-Dubai route will allow ten daily flights between Dubai and three different London Airports.
It will also welcome businesses travellers based in the Stansted catchment area who earlier travelled to central London to fly to airports having global reach.
The carrier will be connecting cargo customers to over 154 cities across 84 countries in six continents.
It will fly 140,000 tonnes of cargo in and out of the UK in an average year.
Ken O’Toole, London Stansted chief executive said that the available runway capacity and the strength of London Stansted’s catchment area gives them the opportunity to grow in the South East of England over the next decade.
He was delighted that Emirates recognized their capacity and the new services will be a boost to the UK economy.
It will further strengthen the international connectivity and offer choices and convenience for passengers travelling to long haul destinations.