Emirates resumes flights for North West passengers

Today, carrier Emirates has resumed flights for passengers between Manchester Airport and Dubai International Airport.

It reconnects people and businesses in the North of England to 30 destinations currently on Emirates’ growing network.

Flight EK017 touched down carrying both passengers and cargo at 11.42am, ahead of its return to Dubai at 14:05 today (June 17).

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 in Manchester at 12:00 (BST).

The outbound flight will depart Manchester at 14:05 (BST) and arrive in Dubai 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.

This expansion of services allows UK customers to fly to destinations in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, with a convenient connection in Dubai.

However, with travel restrictions 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.”

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 complementary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers.