Emirates to launch third daily services to Birmingham Airport, UK

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore December 22, 2014 20:57

Emirates to launch third daily services to Birmingham Airport, UK

Emirates has announced a third daily service to Birmingham Airport, becoming the first airline to offer a direct First Class service to the region.

Commencing Saturday 1st August 2015, Emirates flight EK41, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, will depart Dubai International Airport at 0235hrs and arrive in Birmingham at 0705hrs. The outbound flight, EK42, will depart Birmingham Airport at 0910hrs and arrive in Dubai at 1910hrs. The additional service adds seven more inbound flights a week to Birmingham, increasing passenger and cargo capacity on the route by 42%.

“Stepping up our presence in Birmingham will give customers across our network and across the Midlands, greater flexibility in their travel plans. This is another significant investment in the UK market and we look forward to offering further choice and excellent value for money to travellers and businesses, including the cargo community,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West. “As part of our continued commitment, we’re excited to become the only airline offering First Class to the region, with the introduction of our acclaimed First Class Private Suites.”

Emirates started flying to Birmingham in December 2000 when it launched the route with a daily non-stop service, operated by a 278-seat Airbus A330. In the 14 years since, Emirates has carried over 4.9 million passengers to and from Birmingham.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore December 22, 2014 20:57