Emirates Airline has officially inaugurated its new daily service to London Stansted (STN).
The new route marks the seventh airport in the UK from which the carrier operates and brings the number of daily flights between Dubai and three different London airports (Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow) to a total of 10.
The airline has deployed its state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300ER on the route, featuring a three-class cabin configuration.
To celebrate the inaugural flight, Emirates Airline and Stansted Airport held a launch event for local dignitaries and stakeholders, hosted by divisional senior vice president, Emirates Airline, Hubert Frach, alongside Stansted Airport’s CEO, Ken O’Toole.
Speaking on the launch was Frach: “We decided to add London Stansted to our network because we saw an opportunity to directly connect the local community with some of the world’s most popular leisure and business destinations.
“Previously, London’s north east, and the wider 7.5 million people that live within Stansted’s catchment areas had to travel into the city, or further, to access airports with global reach. Now, this daily flight to Dubai connects passengers seamlessly to Emirates points across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia,” he added.
The daily flight from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN), EK33, departs Dubai at 09:30 and arrives at London Stansted at 14:10. The return flight, EK34, departs London Stansted at 21:10 and arrives in Dubai at 07:05 the next day.
“Today is a truly significant moment in the history of London Stansted and we are delighted that our millions of passengers, based in London and the East of England, will see huge benefits from the direct connectivity between the airport and Emirates hub in Dubai and its vast array of onward connections,” O’Toole further added.