Emirates will restart flights to Newcastle Airport (NCL), UK from 15 October, responding to the easing of international entry protocols and an upsurge in passenger demand. The airline will resume services to its North-eastern hub with four weekly flights, all operated by B777 aircraft. The first flight, EK033, will depart Dubai International (DXB) at 1430 and arrive in Newcastle (NCL) at 1910, while flight EK034 will depart Newcastle at 2110 and arrive in Dubai the following day at 0725. All times are local, and flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Emirates has also today announced plans scale up its operations to and from London Heathrow (LHR) in a phased manner that will see it offering a six times daily operation – with five A380 services – from the airport by the 31 October. Emirates’ EK005/006 service to Heathrow will be upgraded from a B777 to the A380 from 15 October and an additional B777 service to Heathrow (EK031/EK032) will be added from the same date. Flight EK031/EK032 will then be upgraded to the A380 from 31st October.
Emirates’ commitment to the UK
By the end of October, the airline will offer 77 weekly flights to the UK, including the six times daily London Heathrow operation; double daily A380 flights to Manchester, a ten weekly service to Birmingham, a daily service to Glasgow, and a four weekly service to Newcastle. The increase in operations will make it easier to access Emirates’ growing global network of 120 destinations – close to 90% of Emirates’ pre-pandemic network.
Responding to increasing customer demand across Europe, Emirates has also brought forward its plans to introduce extra flights and capacity to other key cities, including Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Lisbon, Madrid, Munich, Rome, and Zurich.
Richard Jewsbury, divisional vice president UK at Emirates commented: “We’re incredibly pleased to resume Emirates flights to and from Newcastle, helping reconnect communities and businesses in the North East with Emirates’ extensive global network.”
Nick Jones, chief executive of Newcastle Airport said: “We are delighted that Emirates has brought forward its return to Newcastle International Airport and the North East with four weekly flights throughout the winter starting from the 15th October.”