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Emirates to restart Newcastle International Airport flights as it scales up UK operations

Blue ribbon long-haul flights are returning to the North East.

Emirates has confirmed it will resume services from Newcastle International Airport to Dubai on October 15.

Bosses say four flights will run weekly, on Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, connecting the region to the Middle East and beyond.

Their return comes after the route was grounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, with international entry protocols having been eased, and the airline experiencing a surge in passenger demand, officials say they are now able to “reconnect communities and businesses” again.

Nick Jones, Newcastle International Airport chief executive, said: “We are delighted Emirates has brought forward its return to the North East with four weekly flights throughout the winter.

“A change of flight times to an evening departure will mean passengers can maximise their stay in Dubai, whether on holiday or business, while also ensuring connectivity to worldwide destinations via the Emirates network.”

Richard Jewsbury, Emirates’ divisional vice president UK, added: “We’re incredibly pleased to resume Emirates flights to and from Newcastle, helping reconnect communities and businesses in the North East with Emirates’ extensive global network.

“Since the UAE moved to the UK’s ‘amber list’ we’ve seen huge demand from passengers eagerly making travel plans – whether it’s to see family and friends, for education, business, or a long-awaited holiday.

“We look forward to welcoming passengers back onboard an Emirates flight soon.”