Emirates doubles Gatwick to Dubai service

Emirates has launched a second daily Airbus A380 service to Gatwick Airport from Dubai due to passenger demand.

Emirates doubles London to Dubai service
Emirates doubles London to Dubai service

The airline has decided to immediately upgrade its EK15/16 route, which was previously operated by a Boeing 777.

The A380 will add a total of 318 seats per day to the route and increase capacity in all three cabin classes by 11.5%.

More than 330,000 passengers have flown with the A380 to and from London Gatwick since the aircraft was first deployed on the route in March 2014.

Hubert Frach, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations West, said: "We are constantly seeking ways to enhance our services to meet passenger expectations. Demand for the A380 has prompted us to introduce a second daily A380 service to London Gatwick, months ahead of schedule. This strengthens our bid to provide both holidaymakers and business travellers with a world-class travel experience whilst ensuring better seat availability from one of the busiest airports in the UK.’’

The introduction of a second daily Emirates A380 to Gatwick is expected to help facilitate increased trade from key destinations in West Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.

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