Emirates to return to pre-pandemic schedule at Manchester Airport with a third daily A380 service

  • The airline will operate a double daily A380 service and a daily Boeing 777 service from 1 October 2022
  • Starting from 30 October, the third daily service will be upgraded to an A380 service  to meet market demand

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is returning to its pre-pandemic flight schedule from Manchester Airport as it continues to scale UK operations to meet sustained demand.

From 1 October 2022, the airline will restart its thrice daily service, adding a daily Boeing 777 service to its existing twice daily A380 service, operating seven days a week. From 30 October, this schedule will be further upgraded with a third daily A380 service offering capacity to fly more than 1,500 passengers to Dubai every day.

The revised flight schedule will see Emirates reintroduce flight EK022 which will depart Manchester at 09:50hrs, arriving in Dubai at 20:00hrs local time. The return flight, EK021 will depart Dubai at 03:00hrs, arriving in Manchester at 07:45hrs local time. From 30 October, a slightly later flight schedule will operate*.

By October, Emirates will serve the UK with 110 weekly flights across seven UK hubs including Heathrow, Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow.

Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President, Emirates UK, said: “As more international destinations have relaxed travel restrictions and opened up, demand has continued to rise, and we’re delighted to offer better connectivity to our customers with this schedule. Manchester is a vital hub for us in the UK and our operations from the airport connect both passengers and businesses in the North West with our ever-growing global network.”

Chris Woodroofe, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said: “It is excellent to see Emirates reinstate its third daily frequency here at Manchester Airport. It’s a clear indication of the demand to fly from here to Dubai and beyond, and of the role we play in connecting the North to key global destinations.

“I am sure the additional flight will be hugely popular with the 22m people in our catchment area, and myself and the team look forward to working with Emirates as they continue to grow from Manchester Airport.”

Fly better to 130 destinations with Emirates

Emirates’ extensive network spans to 130 destinations, across six continents. The airline continues to place top priority on safe travel in the air and on-ground. Customers travelling from Dubai can also take advantage of state-of-the-art contactless technology to ease their journey through the airport.

Emirates also offers its customers an unmatched culinary experience in the skies with regionally inspired multi-course menus developed by a team of award-winning chefs complemented by a wide selection of premium beverages. Customers can sit back and relax with more than 5,000 channels of carefully curated global entertainment content featuring movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, games, audiobooks and more with ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system.

Emirates’ home and hub, Dubai, remains a very popular holiday and stopover destination. Visitors from the UK can take advantage of the recently launched Dubai Experience platform that enables customers to easily browse, create and book their own customised itineraries including flights, hotel stay, visits to key attractions, and other dining and leisure experiences in Dubai and the UAE.

For more information, visit emirates.com. Tickets can be purchased on emirates.com, Emirates Sales Office, via travel agents or through online travel agents.