By Jan Moys news.holidayhypermarket.co.uk
Emirates has added another direct flight to Dubai from Manchester Airport, which started on 1 May.
The company’s announcement of the extra flights means an increase of 25 per cent in the airline’s capacity from Manchester Airport. The new service will be serviced by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft offering passengers three class options.
“With the launch of a third daily flight, we’ve got Manchester covered morning, noon and night, offering business and leisure travellers from the region an incredible choice of travel options to destinations across the globe,” said Laurie Berryman, vice president of Emirates UK and Ireland. “We’ve already filled the additional capacity we introduced with the A380 last year and demand continues to grow, hence this plan for further growth,” he added.
The extra flights will leave Manchester at 9.40am, making connections possible for travellers who have booked cheap flights to Thailand, India and the Middle East.
Andrew Harrison, managing director of Manchester Airport, commented on the growth of Emirates’ operations out of the airport, and the plans they have for services to the Middle East: “Since bringing the A380 to Manchester last September the route to Dubai has been one of Emirates’ strongest performers. We saw a full complement of 517 in November so we know the traffic is there and the third daily service underlines the strength of this route and the importance of the Middle East to our longer term ambitions as an airport.”
“Emirates’ operation in the North West has grown rapidly since it launched a twice-weekly service from Manchester in 1990,” added Mr Harrison.