Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Emirates | Skywards
Reload this Page >

Emirates to launch London Stansted Flights

Emirates to launch London Stansted Flights

Old Dec 20, 17, 3:40 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: London
Programs: BAEC Blue, EK Skywards Blue
Posts: 516
Emirates to launch London Stansted Flights

As reported on Business Traveller - from June 2018, Emirates will be kicking off daily flights from STN using a 777- 300ER. Interesting move but guess one that makes sense.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...stansted-2018/
londonba2014 is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 3:44 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: LHR
Programs: Accor PLT,Thai Silver, HH Dia, SPG PLT (LT Gold), TK Gold, M&M S, BA Silver, Hyatt Dia
Posts: 4,405
Originally Posted by londonba2014 View Post
As reported on Business Traveller - from June 2018, Emirates will be kicking off daily flights from STN using a 777- 300ER. Interesting move but guess one that makes sense.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...stansted-2018/
Just saw that myself

https://www.emirates.com/media-centr...ne-2018#Blimey
ExpatSomchai is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 4:15 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: DXB
Programs: EK, AA, DL, UA, SPG, HGP, Amex
Posts: 1,049
I'm sure putting the new 777s equipped with the new F and J will make some of the people on this board give STN a try!
Flame3601 likes this.
extramileage is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 4:17 am
  #4  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Economy, mostly :(
Programs: Skywards Gold
Posts: 7,767
Wow! 3 LON airports now served by EK!
skywardhunter is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 5:06 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: London
Programs: Many. Too many. I came here to cut them down. I failed.
Posts: 2,669
Do people think it has anything to do with the horseracing / stables industries around Cambridge / Newmarket?

Also wondering why they keep it on the ground for so long in Stansted - far longer than any of their other European destinations. Is there a Boeing maintainence factory in Stansted.

Also: congrats, and good luck Emirates! I'll be sticking to LGW/LHR as I don't do 10 across 777's but hope it is a success.
Sam Bee is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 5:16 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MAN DXB ✈️
Programs: Skywards Gold
Posts: 6,326
Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
Do people think it has anything to do with the horseracing / stables industries around Cambridge / Newmarket?

Also wondering why they keep it on the ground for so long in Stansted - far longer than any of their other European destinations. Is there a Boeing maintainence factory in Stansted.

Also: congrats, and good luck Emirates! I'll be sticking to LGW/LHR as I don't do 10 across 777's but hope it is a success.
10 across? Its 1-2-1 isn't it - or 1-1-1?
m3red is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 5:17 am
  #7  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Programs: Gold: A3, KL Silver: AZ, BA
Posts: 24,088
Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
Do people think it has anything to do with the horseracing / stables industries around Cambridge / Newmarket?
I think it has far more to do with a certain village called "London" in Stansted's back yard.

Top of the charts in their destination list, and with the airports already served full with no slots available...
irishguy28 is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 5:18 am
  #8  
Ambassador: Emirates Airlines
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 14,011
Are there any other scheduled long hauls from STN? I know there have been a few short lived attempts (AA to JFK for one).
DYKWIA is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 5:22 am
  #9  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Programs: Gold: A3, KL Silver: AZ, BA
Posts: 24,088
Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
Are there any other scheduled long hauls from STN? I know there have been a few short lived attempts (AA to JFK for one).
Only for cargo.

(Is DXB really "long haul"?)
irishguy28 is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 5:24 am
  #10  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Programs: Gold: A3, KL Silver: AZ, BA
Posts: 24,088
With the plane apparently sitting on the ground for so long at STN, I wonder if they are considering adding a tag to somewhere else in these sceptred isles???
irishguy28 is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 5:33 am
  #11  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 5,117
Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
With the plane apparently sitting on the ground for so long at STN, I wonder if they are considering adding a tag to somewhere else in these sceptred isles???
Id guess STN are offering a very discounted rate to get a long haul operator in

Plus, I think its quite an elegant solution to the conundrum of putting your flagship product on your flagship destination (LON) without sacrificing capacity but buying a new slot at LHR/LGW.

In other words, good use of the marketing budget!
eternaltransit is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 5:48 am
  #12  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Economy, mostly :(
Programs: Skywards Gold
Posts: 7,767
Originally Posted by m3red View Post
10 across? Its 1-2-1 isn't it - or 1-1-1?
Not for most of us...
vytas315 likes this.
skywardhunter is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 5:49 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Manchester/London, currently Tunisia
Programs: Skywards Plat, Bonvoy Plat
Posts: 435
Even if I lived over that way, which I did for a short while, i'd much rather land further away at Heathrow or Gatwick than deal with customs at Standstead.
Will08 is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 6:18 am
  #14  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: London
Programs: Many. Too many. I came here to cut them down. I failed.
Posts: 2,669
Originally Posted by m3red View Post
10 across? Its 1-2-1 isn't it - or 1-1-1?
#IAmThe90 %

Are there any other scheduled long hauls from STN? I know there have been a few short lived attempts (AA to JFK for one).
AA only went in to get rid of the two Luton - New York Premium Airlines (one was more Premium Economy) - can't remember both their names - but when they both went bust, AA left sharpish.

Wasn't it also Air Asia's hub for a short lived KUL-STN service? Suspect Tel Aviv is it's current longest flights.

I live in North London, and Stansted is the worst of the 3 main airports for me to reach by public transport. Just checked out Citymapper for departures now - Stansted is 91 minutes, Gatwick 82, Heathrow 63 mins (91 if ignoring the Heathrow express). Even Southend Airport (which is fab) is only 94 minutes away. Stansted has the most connections of the airport. I pretend Luton doesn't exist, but if it did it would only take me 71 minutes to get there. City of course is 54 mins, but I mainly fly long haul so less helpful.
Sam Bee is offline  
Old Dec 20, 17, 6:54 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Programs: BAEC Gold
Posts: 655
Lots of inbound Ryanair traffic to use as positioning flights if you live in Europe?
Flame3601 likes this.
Agent69 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread