Dubai based airline, Emirates, has announced plans to increase flight capacity and frequency between Manchester Airport and Dubai from December.
Ten flights a week will now connect the Manchester Airport with the Gulf city, up from eight, and six of those flights will now operate using the larger capacity Emirates A380 planes, starting from the 1st December.
The move is part of the airline’s wider plans to expand Emirates services to the UK following increased demand due to the recent establishment of a UK-UAE air travel corridor. The airline will also increase flights to daily services to Glasgow and Birmingham, and four-times daily to London Heathrow.
Under coronavirus travel rules, travellers entering the UK from the UAE will no longer be required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. For passengers from England, all non-essential travel is currently prohibited until 2nd December as part of Covid-19 restrictions.
For those arriving in Dubai, passengers will be required to take a Covid-19 PCR test either 96 hours in advance of travel, or on arriving in the city where clinics can offer special rates by presenting their ticket or boarding pass.
Details of coronavirus safety measures for passengers using Manchester Airport are available from the hub’s website.