Emirates has announced that it will increase the frequency of its services to/from London Gatwick airport with the addition of a third daily flight, effective 27 July until 3 August 2022.
This third daily flight will help serve high demand from customers travelling to and from London this summer. It will also provide additional seats to accommodate Emirates passengers affected by capacity adjustments on flights from London Heathrow, which will be made to help ease operational pressures at the airport.
In the past week, Emirates had declined to abide by Heathrow’s capacity cut. The airline noted that it had no intention to abide by the airport’s rule, as this would lead to a severe disruption to its schedule, affecting its booked passengers adversely.
In this recent development, Emirates noted that its customers impacted by capacity adjustments at London Heathrow will be contacted directly by the airline or their travel agent. The airline is also working closely with its travel partners to re-accommodate any impacted bookings and ensure smooth onward flight connections for customers to reach their planned destination.
The additional daily flight to London Gatwick will be operated by a wide-body Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft offering seats in First, Business and Economy class. Flight EK011 and EK012 will operate to and out of London Gatwick in the morning.
Emirates expressed gratitude to London Gatwick Airport for the support, along other partners on the ground who have been working closely with the airline to secure sufficient ground handling resources to deal with the additional demand, and provide passengers with a smooth and reliable journey.
Emirates will continue to operate its six daily flights to/from London Heathrow during this period, and its planned re-start of daily services to London Stansted will commence on 1 August.