Emirates resumes flagship A380 flights to Manchester

The resumption of superjumbo services coincides with the 11-year anniversary of the aircraft serving the northwest hub

Emirates has resumed Airbus A380 services to Manchester Airport in response to growing passenger demand and the addition of the UAE to the UK’s ‘green’ travel list.  

The airline restarted services to the airport in February but has been using its Boeing 777 fleet to service the route, while the carrier’s daily flights will now be operated by the A380 and services will increase to double daily on the superjumbo by October. 

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Flights will depart Manchester at 2.05pm and 9.15pm daily and arrive in the airline’s Middle East hub around seven hours later, while return services will arrive at 12.00pm and 7.15pm daily.  

Richard Jewsbury, divisional VP at Emirates UK, commented: “We’re incredibly pleased to see the return of A380 flights to and from Manchester, responding to increased passenger demand. In more than a decade of operating, millions of people from Manchester and further afield have enjoyed the unparalleled travel experience the A380 offers, and we look forward to welcoming more passengers back on board soon.” 

By the end of October, the airline will offer 77 weekly flights to the UK, connecting Dubai with London/Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle, while Emirates will offer six daily A380 services to London/Heathrow by October 15.        

The resumption of services with the aircraft to Manchester comes as the airline announced that it will receive its final three A380’s from Airbus in November, bringing forward the originally planned delivery timeline from June 2022.