Emirates to restart daily London Gatwick service in December

Emirates will restart flights to London Gatwick Airport from 10 December 2021, responding to the easing of international travel restrictions and an upsurge in passenger demand for winter sun.

The airline will resume services to its second London gateway with a daily flight operated by a B777.

The addition of London Gatwick to flight schedules in December will restore Emirates’ UK operations to six gateways, alongside the six times daily A380 London Heathrow service; double-daily A380 flights to Manchester; 10 weekly service to Birmingham; daily service to Glasgow; and four weekly service to Newcastle.

By the end of December, the airline will offer 84 weekly flights to the UK, making it easier for UK customers to access Emirates’ growing global network of over 120 destinations – close to 90% of Emirates’ pre-pandemic network, and for international travellers to visit the UK.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, commented: “We’re very pleased to resume Emirates flights to and from London Gatwick, offering more ways for people and businesses to connect with our ever-growing global network. With the UK simplifying travel and accepting international vaccination certificates, we’ve seen a big surge in demand as people have been a lot more confident in booking trips for the coming months and further ahead, be it for business, a winter sun escape or to visit family and friends. Gatwick has long been a valued partner for Emirates and we look forward to welcoming passengers back onboard an Emirates flight soon.”

Stephen King, Head of Airline Relations, Gatwick Airport, said: “We are delighted to welcome Emirates back to Gatwick in December. Emirates has been a hugely popular airline for Gatwick passengers and it’s fantastic that we are once again able to offer passengers across London and the South East the opportunity to connect with Dubai and beyond.”

Emirates, the Premier Partner and Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, has revealed an A380 livery dedicated to further carrying the global event’s messages worldwide. A bold departure from the airline’s traditional white and gold paint scheme, this bright blue aircraft livery features large-scale graphics in vivid green, orange, pink, purple and red, which run across the fuselage and all the way up to the tail and fin interlaced with the distinct ring-shaped Expo 2020 Dubai logo.


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