Emirates to operate third daily service to Birmingham

14th January 2015

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced a third daily service to Birmingham Airport, becoming the first airline to offer a direct First Class service to the region.

Commencing Saturday 1st August 2015, Emirates flight EK41, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, will depart Dubai International Airport at 0235hrs and arrive in Birmingham at 0705hrs. The outbound flight, EK42, will depart Birmingham Airport at 0910hrs and arrive in Dubai at 1910hrs. The additional service adds seven more inbound flights a week to Birmingham, increasing passenger and cargo capacity on the route by 42 percent. Passengers flying from the Midlands can travel to Dubai and beyond, to an ever expanding global network. Popular destinations on the Emirates network from Birmingham include Dubai, Australia, India, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. The new daily service will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three class configuration. The added capacity provides eight Private Suites in First Class, 42 Business Class seats and 310 Economy Class seats per day, as well as 23 tonnes of additional cargo capacity per flight. Popular commodities are expected to include; seafood, clothing, vehicle parts and foodstuffs. All three cabins are equipped with Emirates' award-winning ice entertainment system with more than 2,000 channels of on-demand entertainment to choose from, including movies, television programmes, games, audio books and music from across the world. First Class and Business Class passengers arrive in style with Emirates complimentary chauffeur-drive service. The service is available to and from Birmingham airport, within a 70 mile radius of the airport and includes most of the Sheffield city region. Emirates complimentary chauffeur-drive service allows travellers to sit back, relax and enjoy peace of mind every step of the way. Emirates will also launch its second daily Airbus A380 service to Manchester Airport. As of 1st February 2015, its EK019/020 service between Dubai International Airport and Manchester Airport, currently operated by a Boeing 777, will be replaced with an Airbus A380. The introduction of the second daily A380 means that half of Emirates' 16 daily flights to the UK will be operated by an A380 from February. The second daily A380 will increase Emirates' capacity from Manchester by 13 per cent, with over 20 per cent of this increase in the premium cabins. The upgraded service will feature 14 seats in First Class, 76 in Business Class and 427 in Economy Class. Passengers throughout all classes can enjoy access to over 2000 channels of films, TV shows, music and games through ice, the airline's award-winning inflight entertainment system as well as wifi connectivity and gourmet cuisine. Emirates flight EK019 will depart Dubai International Airport at 1435hrs and arrive in Manchester at 1835hrs. The outbound flight, EK020, will depart Manchester Airport at 2025hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0740hrs. As with all Emirates flights, passengers on the new Dubai to Birmingham service, and the new A380 service to Manchester will enjoy the extra generous Emirates baggage allowance of 30kg in Economy Class, 40kg in Business Class and 50kg in First Class. The additional services also provide more opportunities for members of Skywards, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Emirates Airline, to earn Skywards Miles on their travel.

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