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Emirates to add third London airport to its network


From: Alex Jarvis
Date: Friday, 22nd December 2017

Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, said on Wednesday that from June next year it would start flying to London Stansted, an airport largely served by European carriers. The Dubai-based airline said it would begin daily flights between its Middle East hub and London’s third busiest airport on June 8, and that it would be the first Middle East airline to fly to Stansted. It will be the third London airport Emirates flies to after London Heathrow and London Gatwick, and its seventh airport in the United Kingdom. Stansted, 35 miles north of London, has traditionally been a base for European airlines flying holiday routes and budget carriers like Ryanair and easyJet, although full-service carrier British Airways started flying there last year. Emirates said it expected some of its demand to come from nearby technology and pharmaceutical hubs in Cambridge and Peterborough.

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