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Emirates increases capacity to London, adds 10th daily service

Tis Meyer / PlanePics.org

Emirates unveiled plans to boost capacity to London with the addition of a tenth daily flight to the British capital starting 1 October 2016.

The new service, Emirates’ fourth daily flight to London Gatwick, will complement its six daily services to Heathrow and take the airline’s total weekly services to the city to 70.

The Dubai-London Gatwick service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, with eight Private Suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class.

Emirates started flying to Gatwick airport in July 1987; since then over 10 million passengers have travelled on the route.

“With British expats forming the largest western community in Dubai, it’s not surprising to witness continued strong demand for travel between Dubai and the five cities we currently serve in the UK,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, west.

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