By Andy Mortimer www.fhr-net.co.uk
The service from Manchester Airport to Dubai that is run by Emirates is set to be boosted.
“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,” Laurie Berryman, Emirates’ vice president UK and Ireland, said.
The new service will use a three-class configuration and an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which will raise the company’s capacity from the north-west travel hub by 25 per cent.
When the third flight begins operating it will leave the UK travel hub at 09:40 GMT every day.
Furthermore, this year the airline celebrated a milestone moment at Newcastle Airport. The company’s 500,000th passenger was transported to Dubai on Wednesday January 19th, the Journal reported.
Dave Laws, the north-east facility’s chief executive, said that the achievement was a good start to 2011.