Emirates airlines has increased capacity by more than 500 seats each week on its services between Dubai and London Gatwick, with the introduction of a new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on one of its three daily flights to London Gatwick.
EK now operates the brand new Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft, the longest, and one of the word’s largest commercial aircraft, on one of its frequencies to London Gatwick.
The new aircraft provides 364 seats in a three-class configuration, with 12 seats in First Class, 42 in Business and 310 in Economy – 74 more seats per day than the aircraft currently operating this flight.
The introduction of the aircraft comes after the recent opening of the airline’s first dedicated lounge in the UK at London Gatwick. The Emirates Lounge, opened in October 2005, is the largest in its network outside Dubai.
EK currently operates 35 aircraft from the Boeing 777 family. The 777-300ER aircraft will operate Emirates flight EK011 which departs Dubai at 2.45 am and arrives into London Gatwick at 7.20 am the same day, with the return flight, EK012, leaving London Gatwick at 10am, arriving in Dubai at 8pm that evening (all times are local).
The UK is the biggest source market for Dubai tourism industry with the emirate’s hotel establishments playing host to more than 650,000 guests from the UK in 2005. Dubai is the most-popular long-haul destination for business and leisure in the UK travel market and its popularity is growing fast.
Source: Department of tourism and commerce marketing