Emirates plans London Stansted-Dubai launch in June 2018

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December 21, 2017: Emirates has today has announced its plan to launch a new daily route from London Stansted (STN) to Dubai (DXB) on June 8, 2018.

With its strategic position close to the tech and pharma hubs of Cambridge and Peterborough, Emirates would be the first Middle Eastern airline to operate out of the popular North East London airport.

The daily route will be operated by the airline's new three-class Boeing 777-300ER, which will offer customers six seats in first class, 42 in business class and 306 in economy class.
The aircraft is fitted with its game changing, fully enclosed private suites in the first class, as well as refreshed business and economy class cabins.

Opening the London Stansted gateway was a strategic decision by Emirates to serve the thriving business community in London's north east and the wider 7.5 million population that falls within its catchment area.

Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore and Mumbai are the most popular business destinations from the East of England, which Emirates serves daily through its Dubai hub. Leisure travellers can enjoy direct, daily services to Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Bali and the Indian Ocean islands.

Ken O'Toole, CEO of London Stansted Airport said, 'London Stansted has seen significant capital investment and growth since its acquisition by MAG in 2013 and we're looking forward to working with Emirates as we move forward with the next phase of development of the airport and its network of destinations.'

Over 25 of the world's largest corporations have established operations in the wider Cambridge and Peterborough area, with Airbus, Astra Zeneca and GSK amongst the multi-national companies based there. Such businesses have helped establish the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor as one of the top five global knowledge regions, alongside world-leading San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Boston.

Laurie Berryman, vice president, UK of Emirates said: 'The introduction of the new London Stansted-Dubai route not only signifies 10 daily flights between Dubai and three different London Airports, but is also welcome news to businesses based in the Stansted catchment area who, before now, travelled to central London to fly to airports with global reach. The additional gateway will also prove useful to the new start-ups and existing SMEs, which form a growing section of the Cambridge business community. We pride ourselves as an airline in connecting people and economies and the addition of the Stansted gateway is the latest on our growing network.'

'We're delighted that Emirates has recognised the strength of London Stansted's catchment and the opportunity that our available runway capacity gives them to continue growing in the South East of England over the next decade. At this crucial time, the new Emirates services will provide an important boost to the UK economy by strengthening international connectivity and offering greater choice and convenience for passengers travelling to long haul destinations. London Stansted has seen significant capital investment and growth since its acquisition by MAG in 2013 and we're looking forward to working with Emirates as we move forward with the next phase of development of the airport and its network of destinations,' said O'Toole.

Stansted airport will also be vital for Emirates' SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and the world's largest international cargo airline, due to its large cargo handling capabilities. The carrier connects cargo customers to over 154 cities across 84 countries in six continents and flies 140,000 tonnes of cargo in and out of the UK in an average year.

Meanwhile, the new gateway will be the seventh UK airport that Emirates operates out of in the UK; other locations include London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow.

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