Dubai based airline, Emirates, is to increase its flying to Manchester Airport from December following growing demand due to the opening of a travel corridor between the UK and UAE.
The move is part of the airline’s wider plans to expand Emirates services to the UK which will also see more flights to other airports, including Heathrow, Glasgow and Birmingham.
Despite the coronavirus’ impact on international travel, Emirates joins a number of other airlines increasing their offering from Manchester Airport, with Virgin Atlantic launching two new routes to India in December and January.
Ten flights a week will now connect the Manchester Airport with the Gulf city, up from eight, and six of those flights will now operate using the larger capacity Emirates A380 planes, starting from the 1st December.
Under new coronavirus travel rules, travellers entering the UK from the UAE will no longer be required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. For passengers from England, all non-essential travel is currently prohibited until 2nd December as part of Covid-19 restrictions.
For those arriving in Dubai, passengers will be required to take a Covid-19 PCR test either 96 hours in advance of travel, or on arriving in the city where clinics can offer special rates by presenting an Emirates ticket or boarding pass.
Details of coronavirus safety measures for passengers using Manchester Airport are available from the hub’s website.