Following a very successful second half of the year for London Stansted Airport, Emirates have announced the launch of a new daily route from London Stansted Airport to Dubai from June  2018. The airline will be the first Middle Eastern airline to operate out of London Stansted Airport and will connect businesses in the area with Emirates global network of over 154 destinations worldwide.

London Stansted airport runway

Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore and Mumbai are the most popular business destinations from the East of England, which Emirates serves daily through its Dubai hub. Leisure travellers can enjoy direct, daily services to Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Bali and the Indian Ocean islands.

“At this crucial time, the new Emirates services will provide an important boost to the UK economy by strengthening international connectivity and offering greater choice and convenience for passengers travelling to long haul destinations.”

Ken O’ Toole
London Stansted Airport

Strategic base in the London Stansted Cambridge corridor

Having chosen a strategic location close to the tech and pharma hubs of Cambridge, in the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor, Emirates will be able to serve business communities in the area and the wider 7.5m population that fall within its catchment area. More than 25 of the world’s largest corporations, including Airbus, Astra Zeneca and GSK, have established operations in the wider Cambridge and Peterborough area. Such businesses have helped establish the London Stansted Cambridge corridor as one of the top five global knowledge regions, alongside world-leading San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Boston.

London Stansted airport terminal

“The introduction of the new London Stansted-Dubai route not only signifies 10 daily flights between Dubai and three different London Airports, but it also welcomes businesses based in the Stansted catchment area who, before now, travelled to central London to fly to airports with global reach. The additional gateway will also prove useful to the new start-ups and existing SMEs, which form a growing section of the Cambridge business community. We pride ourselves as an airline in connecting people and economies and the addition of the Stansted gateway is the latest on our growing network.”

Laurie Berryman
Vice President
Emirates UK

The cargo benefits for Emirates at London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport will be the seventh UK airport that Emirates operates out of  and will boost Emirates’ SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and the world’s largest international cargo airline, due to its large cargo handling capabilities. The carrier connects cargo customers to over 154 cities across 84 countries in six continents and flies 140,000 tonnes of cargo in and out of the UK in an average year.

London Stansted airport terminal

This October saw an increase in cargo volumes by 3% compared to last year with more than 23,000 tonnes of goods passing through the airport cargo facility. The annual total increased by 3.8% reaching 260,000 tonnes.

To find out more about London Stansted Airport see here.

London Stansted Airport ending the year on a high

Earlier this year London Stansted Airport announced an array of new destinations and airlines, kicked off by Primera Air who announced new transatlantic flights to Boston (Logan Airport), New York (Newark Liberty airport) and Toronto (Toronto Pearson airport) in October. The airport will also host flights from Air Corsica and Mediterranean Air which have launched services to the UK. Additionally, WOW air have added a connection to New York JFK via Reykjavik as well as new services being announced for summer and winter by Ryanair and

Primera Air aeroplane

“London Stansted has seen significant capital investment and growth since its acquisition by MAG in 2013 and we’re looking forward to working with Emirates as we move forward with the next phase of development of the airport and its network of destinations.”

Ken O’ Toole
London Stansted Airport

To find out more about the recent activity at London Stansted Airport see here.