Emirates (EK) has resumed a twice-weekly service to Manchester Airport (MAN) from Dubai (DXB), with the inaugural inbound flight which arrived on June 17 as the airline steps up safety measures for customers and employees.
The route will reconnect people and businesses in the North of England to slowly growing Emirates route network. The first flight (EK017) touched down at Manchester carrying both passengers and cargo at 11:42 BST ahead of its return to Dubai at 14:05 BST.
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.”
The return flight is due to take-off at 14:05 local time for its return trip to Dubai.
Emirates will be operating the service twice-weekly on a Wednesday and Saturday and has introduced a range of measures to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers.