Manchester Airport Group (MAG) in the UK has announced the implementation of a pre-pandemic schedule by UAE’s flag carrier Emirates at Manchester Airport (MAN).

Beginning 1 October, the airline will restart its thrice daily service, adding a daily Boeing 777 service to its existing twice-daily A380 service, running seven days per week.

MAG managing director Chris Woodroofe said: “It is excellent to see Emirates reinstate its third daily frequency here at Manchester Airport.

“It’s a clear indication of the demand to fly from here to Dubai and beyond and of the role we play in connecting the North to key global destinations.

“I am sure the additional flight will be hugely popular with the 22m people in our catchment area, and myself and the team look forward to working with Emirates as they continue to grow from Manchester Airport.”

With this move, Emirates aims to scale UK operations to cope up with sustained demand.

From 30 October, Emirates will further upgrade its schedule with a third daily A380 service to fly more than 1,500 passengers to Dubai every day.

According to the revised flight schedule, Emirates reintroduced its flight EK022, which will depart Manchester.

By October, Emirates will operate 110 flights a week across seven UK hubs, including Heathrow (lhr), Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN), Manchester, Birmingham (BHX), Newcastle (NCL) and Glasgow (GLA).

Emirates UK divisional vice-president Richard Jewsbury said: “As more international destinations have relaxed travel restrictions and opened up, demand has continued to rise, and we’re delighted to offer better connectivity to our customers with this schedule.

“Manchester is a vital hub for us in the UK, and our operations from the airport connect both passengers and businesses in the North West with our ever-growing global network.”

Last month, Emirates unveiled a new codeshare alliance with Greek air carrier AEGEAN.