Emirates restart Glasgow to Dubai flights after seven months

Emirates has announced that it will be running four flights a week.

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Emirates flights to and from Glasgow have resumed for the first time in seven months.

The airline revealed that will be running four flights a week between Dubai and Scotland’s biggest city between August and October.

There will be flights every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, leaving the UAE at 7.50am local time and arriving at Glasgow Airport at around 12.45pm on the same day.

The first of those arrives in Glasgow on Wednesday afternoon.

The return flight will depart Glasgow at 2.35pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving in Dubai at 1.05am, local time, the following day.

From September, Emirates will increase its flight frequency to a daily service.

With the UAE moving onto the UK’s ‘amber’ list for travel on Sunday, travellers arriving from Dubai no longer need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel, provided they are fully vaccinated.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates Chief Commercial Officer said: “Emirates welcomes the decision to add the UAE to the UK’s ‘amber list’ for international travel, reflecting the extensive steps that have been taken to mitigate the spread of the virus in the UK and UAE.

“Since the UK’s announcement, we’ve seen a huge surge in queries from customers desperate to travel to see their families, planning their kids’ return for the new school term, as well as their postponed business or holiday travel.

“Emirates is reviewing our operations to various points in the UK and any service restart will be announced in the usual fashion.”

Mark Johnston, chief operating officer for AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Glasgow Airport, said: “Emirates’ decision to restart the country’s busiest long-haul route is a significant step towards rebuilding Scotland’s vital connectivity and will be welcome news to our passengers.

“We are in the early stages of the safe restart of international travel, but there remains a long road ahead for aviation in the UK and the thousands of people employed within our industry.”