Emirates celebrates 30 years in connecting UK with Dubai

Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

EmiratesDirect_001Emirates, the Dubai-based airline industry is celebrated its 30 years of operation in the United Kingdom. It is a fourth largest airline in the world and the largest airline in the Middle East. This month, Emirates announced it is on track to carry five million passengers between UK and Dubai in 2017-2018 financial year, which will be a record.



It was on July 6 in the year 1987. Emirates launched its first flight to Gatwick. It was operated by the Airbus A310 and Emirates carried out just 87000 passengers in the first year of UK operations, with 6 fleets.



Then Emirates offers UK passengers with onward connections to 6 destinations. Since then the airline has added services to a further five destinations in the United Kingdom like Manchester, Heathrow, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle.



This Dubai-based Airlines Company has 26 nonstop flights per week from the UK to Dubai and making a connection on to a route map that covers over 140 new destinations across 6 continents.



Emirates focused on the highlighting the top five destinations for UK travellers on its network for the last 12 months include Dubai, Bangkok, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Singapore. Most of the flights are direct here.



Laurie Berryman, UK Vice President of Emirates said that it has been a long journey and the company is now flourishing with a steady growth as Dubai is becoming a most important convention centre in Asia and the Middle East as well.


In past 30 years, it is an incredible journey and serving to the people of UK with the latest wide-body aircraft that flying more people to more places around the world. Emirates also offer 18 daily flights to the passengers across the UK on modern, luxurious and the hi-tech aircraft, including 13 on the iconic A380.



Emirates connects Dubai with the popular cities across the world with direct flights. The passengers can fly directly into Dubai, a cultural and business hub. It also connects with the popular tourist destinations of Asia, Europe and like Bangkok and Australia.

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