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Emirates Air Line takes people across London's River Thames

Emirates Airline has launched the UK's first urban cable car company called Emirates Air Line – not to be confused with the Airline which flies planes. This new service takes people across London's famous River Thames. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Emirates Airline President Tim Clark joined Peter Hendy CBE, London’s Transport Commissioner, on the first official Emirates Air Line flight this morning.


The new river crossing in east London can be used by pedestrians, wheelchair users and cyclists. Every 30 seconds, they can board one of the 34 cabins from two brand new terminals, Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and Emirates Royal Docks. A journey across the 1.1 kilometre cable line takes up to 10 minutes. The flight reaches a maximum altitude of 90 meters and gives passengers a scenic view of the Canary Wharf, the City, Greenwich and of course London's historic River Thames.


The Emirates Air Line meshes into London’s existing transport network providing an interchange with the Jubilee line and Docklands Light Railway. It will be open seven days a week and passengers can buy their boarding passes from vending machines or the ticket offices at both terminals.

Emirates Airlines has eight daily flights to London and thousands of people from the UK vacation every year in Dubai. This $55 million new form of transport will become a tourist attraction in itself and will be a great way for Emirates to encourage tourists to say hello tomorrow aboard the new Emirates Air Line cable cars.

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