Emirates boosts Airbus A380 flights to Manchester

By Chris Chamberlin , January 9 2015
Emirates boosts Airbus A380 flights to Manchester

Emirates is upsizing its flights from Dubai to Manchester next month with the second of three daily services taking on the Airbus A380 aircraft.

The superjumbo will appear on EK19 and EK20 and offers 14 first class suites, two ‘shower spas’ and 76 business class beds on the upper deck, plus 399 economy seats on the main deck.

EK19 takes to the skies of Dubai at 2:25pm for a 6:35pm arrival into Manchester that evening, while EK20 is wheels-up at 8:25pm on the return ahead of a 7:40am arrival into Dubai the following morning.

Emirates’ other Manchester flights remain unchanged, with EK17/18 already served by an A380 and EK21/22 retaining the smaller Boeing 777.

“Manchester is the third busiest airport in the UK and demand for flights to Dubai, and beyond, has increased significantly during our 25 years of operating out of the airport,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional SVP, Commercial Operations - West.

Emirates’ upgraded Manchester flights follow the airline’s launch of the first-ever scheduled A380 services to Milan and come as the airline unleashes free wireless Internet across its entire superjumbo fleet.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

Lufthansa - Miles & More

29 Jul 2014

Total posts 185

How does a bucket and spade airport support that many passangers to dubai and father afield????? Now please singapore airlines,qatar or etihad follow suit 

05 Sep 2011

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Qatar recently announced 4 extra flights a week in to Manchester, last year Etihad replaced a A330 with a B777 on one of their two daily flights to Manchester, and Cathay have recently launched a new direct service. If anything Emirates is following suit.

Interesting that Emirates downgraded one of their Rome flights back to a B777 so they could use the A380 to Manchester instead. 

Lufthansa - Miles & More

29 Jul 2014

Total posts 185

Now etihad needs an a380 for decent products on the routes

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

27 Jun 2013

Total posts 38

C'mon bizflyer - bucket and spade, lol....thats my local airport these days! :)

I must say the BA lounge here is one of the better ones, pity they only fly to LHR!

Bring on a 3rd QF UK service to MAN! 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

27 Jun 2013

Total posts 38

** Read, Not EK! **

Lufthansa - Miles & More

29 Jul 2014

Total posts 185

It's mine aswell but it's not a major international airport but it's got more destinations than most and airports and a great service to Hong Kong and from someone who works there i know a service to Tokyo could be on the cards hope this comes to fruition 


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