Emirates has announced it will restart flights to London
Gatwick airport from 10 December as international travel restrictions ease.
The carrier will resume a daily service operated by a
Boeing B777 aircraft with first, business and economy seats. Flights will
depart Dubai International at 0740 and arrive at Gatwick at 1140 local time,
with the return journey leaving London at 1335 and land at 0040 the following
day local time.
Restarting the Gatwick service will restore Emirates’
operations to six UK airports, including Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and
Newcastle. By the end of December, the airline said it will offer 84 weekly flights to the UK.
The news follows the UK Government’s announcement that it
would simplify and relax travel restrictions for international entries next
Emirates is one of several airlines utilising the IATA
Travel Pass, which enables travellers to access more than 1,500 Covid-19 test
labs while EU and UK citizens can also register their vaccine certificate on