4 APRIL 2016

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Article from BTNews 4 APRIL 2016

Emirates' capacity boost

Plans to boost capacity to London with the addition of a 10th daily flight from 1 October were unveiled by Emirates on Thursday.

The new service, the airline’s fourth daily flight to Gatwick, will complement its six daily services to Heathrow and take the airline's total weekly services to London to 70.

The Dubai Gatwick service will be operated by a B777-300ER with eight Private Suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 310 seats in Economy Class.

Divisional senior vice-president Hubert Frach said more than 10m passengers had travelled on the Gatwick route since Emirates started serving the airport in July 1987. 

“With British expats forming the largest western community in Dubai, it’s not surprising to witness continued strong demand for travel between there and the five cities we currently serve in the UK," he added.

Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “We are delighted with Emirates’ decision to introduce a fourth daily service following the strong performance of the route. This new service complements Gatwick’s growing network of long-haul connections, with more than 50 global destinations flown to this year alone.”  www.emirates.com

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