According to its own information, Emirates is currently experiencing high demand from Germany. Therefore, the connections from Düsseldorf and Hamburg are being increased. The Airbus A380 machine type will also be used.
From Hamburg and Düsseldorf there will be daily flights to Dubai again in the future. From Munich, the golf carrier increases the frequency to nine per week. Frankfurt is already served twice a day. This means that Emirates will once again fly to all four of its German departure airports with the Airbus flagship.
"We are very happy about the additional capacities in the German market, which come at exactly the right time: Expo 2020 starts in Dubai in October and we are seeing increasing interest in the world exhibition in the German market," said Volker Greiner, Emirates Vice President North & Central Europe. “We will shortly be launching various Expo themed packages to further arouse enthusiasm for this mega-event. With our multiple daily non-stop flights from Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf and Hamburg - many of them with the A380 - to Dubai, Emirates is the natural choice of the airline for visitors from Germany to the world exhibition. "
Overall, Emirates plans to increase capacity in Europe with additional connections in more than ten cities. In addition to Hamburg and Munich, these are Birmingham, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, London, Lisbon, Madrid, Rome and Zurich. Many of these metropolises are then served with daily flights to Dubai or more. In the United Kingdom, Emirates will resume scheduled flights to Newcastle from October 15, offering four weekly flights between Dubai and the north-west of England using Boeing 777-300ER jets in a two-class configuration.
At the start of the winter flight schedule, a total of 77 weekly connections from the United Kingdom will be on the program, including around six daily departures from London Heathrow - five of them with the A380 - and two daily A380 connections to and from Manchester.
Emirates has also announced the resumption of flights to other parts of its global route network, including the Male-Colombo connection from September 1st, to support tourism in the Maldives and Sri Lanka. By mid-October, Emirates will increase the connection between Male and Dubai to four daily flights. Other routes on which flight frequencies will be increased are Muscat (Oman), with four weekly flights from August 28, and São Paulo (Brazil), which will be served daily from October 5.