Emirates has resumed passenger flights to and from Manchester Airport, reconnecting the northern hub with Dubai-based airline’s destinations in Asia and Australia.
Flight EK017 landed at Manchester Airport on the morning of 17th June, before returning to Dubai in the afternoon carrying both passengers and cargo. Emirates had previously restarted cargo flights between Manchester and Dubai in May.
Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers. With travel restrictions still remaining in place in many countries, customers are reminded to check entry and exit requirements before travelling.
Jason McVeigh, Emirates Deputy Airport Services Manager at Manchester Airport said:
Our teams in Manchester and Dubai are delighted to be resuming flights for passengers, reconnecting the North with Emirates’ global network after a pause. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board and have taken comprehensive steps to keep passengers, colleagues and communities safe.”
Julian Carr, Aviation Director at Manchester Airport, said:
It’s great to see Emirates resume its services for passengers to Dubai from Manchester Airport. The route provides vital connectivity between the two destinations and beyond, through the airline’s vast onward network. With a host of safety measures already in place, the security of all our passengers and staff continues to be our number one priority, as we connect people across the globe.”
The twice weekly Boeing 777-300ER flights to Manchester will operate every Wednesday and Sunday, with the inbound flight departing Dubai at 7:20 (GST) and arriving at 12:00 (BST). The outbound flight will depart at 14:05 (BST) and arrive in DXB at 00:20 (GST) the following day.
The resumption of flights from Manchester makes the airport the second Emirates UK gateway to reopen, alongside London Heathrow.