1st September 2022 marks 15 years since Emirates commenced flying from Newcastle International Airport.
Emirates’ Dubai service has carried more than 2.5 million passengers to and from the region since 2007. Initially operating a daily flight utilising an A330 aircraft, the airline upgraded the service during 2012 to a larger Emirates’ wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft, fitted in a two-class configuration split between Business and Economy.
Since restarting services in October 2021, Emirates has already returned to a five weekly operation, operating on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, departing Newcastle at 21:10 and arriving into Dubai at 07:25 the following day.
At the end of October 2022, Emirates will be moving to an earlier departure time of 13:00, arriving into Dubai at 00:15 the following day, making it easier for North East passengers to connect to long-haul destinations including Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and the Indian Ocean.
Richard Jewsbury, Emirates Divisional Vice President in the UK, commented: “Fifteen years marks a significant milestone for Emirates and Newcastle International Airport. We are delighted to celebrate this long standing relationship and look forward to continue providing our world-class services in the region following increased demand post pandemic.”