Emirates just announced their fourth daily flight to Dubai from London Gatwick airport, filling the large gap between the lunchtime and evening flight. Starting October 1st, the flight will take off at 16.50, it’s the perfect addition to the airline’s extensive nine other daily flights from the UK Capital.
With six flights from London Heathrow and four from Gatwick, plus the two Qantas codeshare flights, there is a fantastic sea of seats between the 10 A380s and two 777s operating the popular city pair now.
Both airports have their benefits, and Gatwick boasts a brand new, exclusive drop-off zone for Emirates’ Chauffeur-drive service where porters will assist with their luggage. Emirates also operates a dedicated lounge for First and Business Class passengers which was recently refurbished.
“Emirates started serving London Gatwick in July 1987; since then over 10 million passengers have travelled on the route. As a global hub for finance, business and tourism, London attracts travellers from all over the world,” commented Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West. “With British expats forming the largest western community in Dubai, it’s not surprising to witness continued strong demand for travel between Dubai and the five cities we currently serve in the UK,” added Frach.
Our top tip, if you want the “Jennifer Aniston” version of the Emirates experience, opt for the A380, as the business class cabin offers fully flat beds will all aisle access and the famous in-flight bar. The 777s, while at convenient times, don’t offer business class passengers the same experience. That said, based on the roll out of these London flights, expect these aircraft to be swapped to A380s in the not too distant future.