Emirates to commence a third daily service from Dubai to Birmingham‏ Airport on 1 August 2015

Emirates has announced that it is to commence a third daily service from Dubai to Birmingham
Airport, becoming the first airline to offer a direct First Class service to the Midlands region
Commencing Saturday 1 August 2015, Emirates flight EK041, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER,
will depart Dubai International Airport at 0235hrs and arrive in Birmingham at 0705hrs. The
outbound flight, EK042, will depart Birmingham Airport at 0910hrs and arrive in Dubai at 1910hrs
- the additional service adds seven more inbound flights a week to Birmingham, increasing
passenger and cargo capacity on the route by 42 per cent
"Stepping up our presence in Birmingham will give customers across our network and across the
Midlands, greater flexibility in their travel plans. This is another significant investment in the UK
market and we look forward to offering further choice and excellent value for money to travellers
and businesses, including the cargo community", said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior
Vice President, Commercial Operations West. "As part of our continued commitment, we’re excited
to become the only airline offering First Class to the region, with the introduction of our acclaimed
First Class Private Suites"

 Emirates started flying to Birmingham in December 2000 when it launched the route with a daily
non-stop service, operated by a 278-seat Airbus A330. In the 14 years since, Emirates has carried
over 4.9 million passengers to and from Birmingham. Passengers flying from the Midlands can travel
to Dubai and beyond, to an ever expanding global network. Popular destinations on the Emirates
network from Birmingham include Dubai, Australia, India, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong

Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport CEO, said: "Emirates’ decision to add a third daily service to Dubai
and beyond from Birmingham Airport clearly shows the strong demand that exists in the city and
the region for passengers who want connectivity to Dubai, Asia and Australia"

"Since the carrier began flying from Birmingham 14 years ago, passengers have been telling us
how much they value the route and the excellent service they receive, so today’s announcement
is great news for everyone. In addition to increased frequency, this new third service will operate
on a three class Boeing 777-300ER, meaning passengers will be able to experience their excellent
First Class suites, the first time it has been offered on this route"

The new daily service will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three class configuration.
The added capacity provides eight Private Suites in First Class, 42 Business Class seats and 310
Economy Class seats per day, as well as 23 tonnes of additional cargo capacity per flight. Popular
commodities are expected to include; seafood, clothing, vehicle parts and foodstuffs

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