Emirates (Dubai) has announced a third daily service to Birmingham Airport, becoming the first airline to offer a direct First Class service to the region.
Commencing on Saturday August 1, 2015, Emirates flight EK 41, operated by a Boeing 777-300 ER, will depart Dubai International Airport at 0235 and arrive in Birmingham at 0705. The outbound flight, EK 42, will depart Birmingham Airport at 0910 and arrive in Dubai at 1910. The additional service adds seven more inbound flights a week to Birmingham, increasing passenger and cargo capacity on the route by 42 percent.
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Emirates Airline (Dubai) on July 29 became the world’s largest Boeing 777 operator with the delivery of Emirates’ 78th 777, the airline’s 45th 777-300 ER (Extended Range) (777-31H A6-ECS msn 38980). The Dubai-based carrier is the only airline to operate every model type, with an additional nine 777-200s, 12 777-300s, 10 777-200 LRs (Longer Range) and two 777 Freighters in its fleet. The company has 28 additional Triple Sevens on order.