Emirates Airline has concluded the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN). Arriving just before 1400hrs local UK time at STN, the inaugural flight was conducted on an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER.
In addition to serving as the seventh airport in the UK that Emirates conducts flights to, the new destination has enabled the carrier to offer a total of 10 daily flights between Dubai and three different London airports.
The Boeing 777-300ER assigned to the route boasts revamped First-Class suites, newly-designed seats, as well as an updated inflight entertainment system.
Commenting on the new route, Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West, shared: “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.”
The addition of London Stansted Airport also benefits Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates. Currently, the carrier connects cargo customers to over 155 cities across 85 countries in six continents and transports an average of 140,000 tonnes of cargo in and out of the UK a year. The Boeing 777-300ER will offer 20 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight.
Ken O’Toole, London Stansted’s CEO said: “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.
“In 2018 Stansted is set to be the fastest growing London airport and a key enabler of economic growth for both the UK and East of England, and the addition of the new Emirates service will provide a further boost to our long-haul ambitions and ultimately save local passengers valuable time and money that is associated with flying from other airports across London.”