- The airline has opened twice weekly flights for passengers between Manchester and Dubai on the back of its cargo operations
- Inaugural inbound flight arrived Wednesday 17th June as Emirates steps up safety measures for customers and employees
Manchester, UK, 17th June 2020 – Today Emirates has resumed flights for passengers between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Dubai International Airport (DXB), reconnecting people and businesses in the North of England to 30 destinations currently on Emirates’ growing network. Flight EK017 touched down carrying both passengers and cargo at 11.42 BST ahead of its return to Dubai at 14:05 (BST).
The twice weekly Boeing 777-300ER flights to MAN will operate every Wednesday and Sunday, with the inbound flight departing DXB at 7:20 (GST) and arriving in MAN at 12:00 (BST). The outbound flight will depart MAN at 14:05 (BST) and arrive in DXB at 00:20 (GST) the following day. The resumption of flights from Manchester makes the airport the second Emirates UK gateway to reopen, alongside London Heathrow.
This expansion of services allows UK customers to fly to destinations in the Asia Pacific, including Australia, with a convenient connection in Dubai. However, with travel restrictions remaining in place in many countries, customers are reminded to check entry and exit requirements before travelling.
Jason McVeigh, Emirates Deputy Airport Services Manager at Manchester Airport said: “Our teams in Manchester and Dubai are delighted to be resuming flights for passengers, reconnecting the North with Emirates’ global network after a pause. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board and have taken comprehensive steps to keep passengers, colleagues and communities safe.”
Julian Carr, Aviation Director at Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see Emirates resume its services for passengers to Dubai from Manchester Airport. The route provides vital connectivity between the two destinations and beyond, through the airline’s vast onward network. With a host of safety measures already in place, the security of all our passengers and staff continues to be our number one priority, as we connect people across the globe.”
Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers. Full details on Emirate’s enhanced health and safety measures are available at: www.emirates.com/yoursafety
Customers can find more information about Emirates' flights and current services at: www.emirates.com/wherewefly