Emirates celebrates 25 years at Heathrow

Emirates has celebrated its 25th anniversary at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). 

Emirates A380
Emirates A380 pictured at Heathrow Airport.

Since 1991, the airline has carried more than 20 million passengers between Dubai and the London Airport.

Almost 1.5 million people have travelled with Emirates through Heathrow Airport in the last year alone, which is equal to 18% of the London population.

Emirates first launched its route to Heathrow on 30 June 1991 as a thrice-weekly A310 service to Dubai. As passenger numbers have steadily increased, Emirates has added more aircraft to the route and today offers six daily flights between Dubai and Heathrow, all of which are operated by the iconic Airbus A380.

The six daily A380 services from Heathrow are complemented by three daily A380 services between London Gatwick and Dubai. Emirates will also be adding a Boeing 777 to the Gatwick route later this year meaning that, as of 1 October 2016, 10 daily flights will service the route between the capital and Dubai.

Laurie Berryman, Emirates Vice President, UK, said demand for travel from London to Dubai and beyond had witnessed “tremendous growth over the last 25 years” with Emirates now able to carry more than 3,000 passengers from Heathrow to Dubai each day.

“As the economies of both London and Dubai continue to grow, we’re confident that the next 25 years will be as successful as the last as we continue to connect people and businesses across the globe,” he added.

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