18 MARCH 2019
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In what airport CEO Ken O’Toole called “fantastic news”, Emirates is to launch a second daily flight between Dubai and Stansted from 1 July. It means the airline’s passengers will now have 11 daily flight options to and from three London airports.
As with the first, the second Stansted service will be operated by Boeing B777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration with six private suites in First Class, 42 fully-flat beds in Business Class (below) and 306 seats in Economy Class.
Emirates divisional senior vice-president for commercial operations Hubert Frach said: “We are increasing Stansted capacity to meet demand from business and leisure travellers to and from the region and international student traffic to Cambridge.
“We continuously seek ways to maximise convenience and flexibility for our customers and the second daily flight combined with the optimal travel schedules will do exactly that; provide a seamless travel experience with Emirates.”
O’Toole added: “The announcement that Emirates is to double the capacity on its Dubai service is fantastic news for passengers and a vote of confidence in both Stansted and the East of England.
“The route has been extremely popular with passengers flying direct to Dubai but also taking advantage of the 150 onward connections and the announcement is further evidence of rising demand for more long-haul services from Stansted.”
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