Emirates is introducing a Boeing 777 to replace the Airbus 330-200 on the route from Newcastle to Dubai.
The 777-300ER is the longest aircraft to ever operate from Newcastle Airport.
With 428 seats, it increases the capacity by more than 50 percent.
As well as passengers, Emirates carries cargo which helps companies across the North East to export goods around the world.
Newcastle Airport Chief Executive Dave Laws said: "Despite challenging economic times, the daily service to Dubai has flourished.
"This will bring economic benefit, trade and investment to the region. It’s very much a sign of confidence in both the North East and in the airport."
Laurie Berryman, Emirates’ Vice President, UK said: "Since we commenced services, more than 175,000 overseas passengers have travelled with Emirates to Newcastle from across our global network, boosting tourism and business in the North East."
The Boeing 777 starts flying from Newcastle on September 1.
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