Emirates to increase London capacity to meet holiday demand

Extra flights, seat capacity added to meet 'exceptional customer demand'
Emirates will add six extra flights to Heathrow
By Neil Halligan
Tue 31 Oct 2017 11:23 AM

Emirates will increase its capacity to London from mid-December to meet “exceptional customer demand” during the Christmas period.

The Dubai carrier will operate six additional return flights to London Heathrow, from December 15-17 and from January 5-7, adding an extra 4,320 seats to the route.

The extra Heathrow flights, operated by a Boeing 777-300 ER, will depart Dubai at 15:15 and return at 21:10 the following day.

In addition, Emirates will change its A380 services to London Gatwick to a two-class configuration - business and economy - on certain flights, up until December 31. With just eight flights affected, Emirates insisted it will still offer its first class service to Gatwick.

“High passenger traffic over the festive period is expected to start from the 11th December, lasting until the 31st,” Emirates said in a release.

The airline revealed the top five destinations for British people flying out of Emirates’ five UK gateways over the festive period are usually Dubai, Bangkok, Perth, Sydney and Auckland.

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Last Updated: Tue 31 Oct 2017 11:44 AM GST

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