Dubai: Emirates airline will introduce a third daily flight to London Gatwick from July 27 to August 3.
The flight will serve “high demand from customers travelling to and from London this summer”, said the airline in a statement.
It will also provide additional seats to accommodate Emirates passengers affected by capacity adjustments on flights from London Heathrow, which will be made to help ease operational pressures at the airport. Emirates’ customers impacted by capacity adjustments at London Heathrow will be contacted directly by the airline or their travel agent.
“The airline is working closely with its travel partners to re-accommodate any impacted bookings and ensure smooth onward flight connections for customers to reach their planned destination,” said Emirates.
The additional daily flight to London Gatwick will be operated by a wide-body Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft offering seats in First, Business and Economy class. Flights EK011 and EK012 will operate to and out of London Gatwick in the morning.
“Emirates is grateful for the support of London Gatwick airport, along other partners on the ground who have been working closely with the airline to secure sufficient ground handling resources to deal with the additional demand, and provide passengers with a smooth and reliable journey,” said the airline.
Emirates will continue to operate its six daily flights to London Heathrow during this period, and its planned re-start of daily services to London Stansted will commence on August 1.