Dubai to Newcastle
A 428-seat Boeing 777-300ER, the longest aircraft to ever operate from Newcastle Airport will replace a 278-seat Airbus A330-200 on the route with a capacity increase of more than 50%.
The upgrade comes on the 5th anniversary of the route’s launch. Since 1st September, 2007, almost 700,000 passengers have travelled with Emirates to and from Newcastle.
Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe & Russian Federation, Salem Obaidalla said..
“Our Newcastle service has come of age and with demand continuing to increase, this is the right time for Emirates to be expanding its capacity from the North East. With the introduction of this larger aircraft, we will offer almost 6,000 seats every week to and from Newcastle and Dubai. Since we commenced services, more than 175,000 overseas passengers have travelled with Emirates to Newcastle from across our global network, boosting tourism and business in the North East,”
Emirates’ key destinations for North East travellers include Dubai, Bangkok, Sydney, Perth, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Mauritius.
The Boeing 777-300ER is the backbone of the Emirates fleet, with 65 in service and a further 86 on order. The airline will offer a 2-class configuration with a choice of 42 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 386 seat in Economy Class. Throughout the aircraft, passengers will be able to experience the airline’s award-winning ice in-flight entertainment system with a choice of over 600 channels on-demand.
Since the route was launched, the airline has carried more than 10 million kilos of cargo on its Newcastle service, helping companies across the region to export their goods across the globe.
Popular commodities being shipped include oil rig equipment, car parts, personal effects and pharmaceuticals. The arrival of the larger aircraft will mean an increase in cargo carrying capacity of some 22% to over 16,000 kilos per flight.
Dave Laws, the airport’s chief executive, said..
“This is a very significant announcement for Newcastle International. We are absolutely delighted Emirates will begin operating a larger Boeing 777-300ER from the airport on its 5th anniversary year at the airport.”
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