Emirates resumes pre-pandemic schedule at Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport Group (MAG) in the UK has announced the implementation of a pre-pandemic schedule by the United Arab Emirates airline Emirates at Manchester Airport (MAN).
From October 1, the airline will restart its three-times-daily service, adding daily Boeing 777 service to its existing twice-daily A380 service, operating seven days a week.
Chris Woodroofe, Managing Director of MAG, said: “It’s great to see Emirates re-establishing its third daily frequency here at Manchester Airport.
“This is a clear indication of the demand for flights from here to Dubai and beyond and the role we play in connecting the North to major global destinations.
“I’m sure the additional flight will be hugely popular with the 22 million people in our catchment area, and myself and the team look forward to working with Emirates as they continue to grow from Manchester Airport.”
With this move, Emirates aims to expand its operations in the UK to meet sustained demand.
From October 30, Emirates will further enhance its schedule with a third daily A380 service to carry more than 1,500 passengers to Dubai each day.
According to the revised flight schedule, Emirates has reintroduced its flight EK022, which will depart from Manchester.
By October, Emirates will operate 110 flights a week at seven UK hubs, including Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN), Manchester, Birmingham (BHX), Newcastle (NCL) and Glasgow (GLA).
Emirates UK Divisional Vice President Richard Jewsbury said: “As more international destinations have eased travel restrictions and opened up, demand has continued to increase and we are delighted to offer better connectivity to our customers with this schedule.
“Manchester is a vital hub for us in the UK, and our operations from the airport connect both North West passengers and businesses to our ever-expanding global network.”
Last month, Emirates unveiled a new codeshare alliance with Greek carrier AEGEAN.