The airline Emirates will restart flights from London Gatwick Airport in December, as an easing of international travel restrictions sees a rise in passenger demand for winter holidays.

It will resume its operations to six gateways at the airport on December 10, combining its services already in place at London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow.

By the end of December, the airline will offer 84 weekly flights to the UK, making it easier for customers to access Emirates’ growing global network of over 120 destinations.

This will be close to 90 per cent of Emirates’ pre-pandemic network.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer commented, “We’re very pleased to resume Emirates flights to and from London Gatwick, offering more ways for people and businesses to connect with our ever growing global network.

“With the UK simplifying travel and accepting international vaccination certificates, we’ve seen a big surge in demand as people have been a lot more confident in booking trips for the coming months and further ahead, be it for business, a winter sun escape or to visit family and friends.

“Gatwick has long been a valued partner for Emirates and we look forward to welcoming passengers back onboard an Emirates flight soon.”

Stephen King, Head of Airline Relations, Gatwick Airport said: “We are delighted to welcome Emirates back to Gatwick in December.

“Emirates has been a hugely popular airline for Gatwick passengers and it’s fantastic that we are once again able to offer passengers across London and the South East the opportunity to connect with Dubai and beyond.”