Emirates expands A380 deployment; adds services to UK and Russia


Emirates Airline is expanding the deployment of its popular A380 aircraft on routes to the UK and Russia.

It will run four times a day to London Heathrow from November 27 and six times a week to Manchester from December 2.

A380 services to Moscow have been ramped up from the current two-a-week to a daily service from November 25.

Emirates will also increase flights to Birmingham (November 27) and Glasgow (December 1) from the current four-a-week to daily services at both cities.

Meanwhile, services to Manchester will increase from the current eight-a-week to 10 flights per week from December 1, of which six will be served by A380s and four with a Boeing 777-300ER.

These represent a significant expansion of flights to the UK, following the recent establishment of the UK-UAE air travel corridor.

Under the travel corridor, travellers entering the UK from the UAE will no longer be required to quarantine.

In the other direction, UK travellers heading to Dubai can opt to do their COVID-19 PCR tests 96 hours in advance of their flight, or to do the test on arrival in Dubai, adding to the ease of travel.


More from Business

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Lunch with Lloyd

    11:00am - 2:00pm

    No one knows entertainment better than veteran Dubai broadcaster Mark Lloyd.

  • Afternoons with Helen Farmer

    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Every weekday afternoon, Helen Farmer will help you to navigate the highs and lows of life in the UAE. Stay up to date with what’s happening and where to go.


On Dubai Eye

  • Meet Gift, female food delivery driver

    Gift came here from Nigeria and failed to find a job, until a pizza company offered her one. She's now one of the very few female delivery drivers in the UAE.


    Farmer's Kitchen is back for 2021!
    With our partners Spinneys, we are going to help you wave goodbye to boring dinners, cluttered fridges, and lumpy leftovers!