Emirates to launch flights to the UK to get stranded residents back home
Emirates to launch flights to the UK to get stranded residents back home

Emirates launches flights from the UK to get stranded residents back home

Emirates is launching a series of flights from the UK to the UAE to help get stranded residents and Emiratis back home.

Flights between the countries were stopped last week after the UAE was added to the UK’s travel “red list” over fears of new Covid strains.

But Emirates is now launching daily flights from London Heathrow as well as four flights a week from Manchester. The flights will arrive in the UK empty before picking up returning passengers starting from Tuesday, February 2.

A spokesperson confirmed: “Emirates remains committed to serving customers in the UK and will reinstate outbound passenger operations from 2 February.

“We are working closely with all relevant authorities. Passengers travelling from the UK are required to check their eligibility for travel as per the UK government advisory as well as check the local entry requirements of their destination to ensure they are permitted to travel. More information is available at emirates.com.”

Dubai companies to distribute 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines this year

Some of the biggest companies in Dubai have teamed up to create an alliance capable of moving 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines this year.

Emirates, Dubai Airports and port operator DP World are now working together as the Dubai Vaccine Logistics Alliance to create a distribution hub in Dubai.

The new team will ‘focus on emerging markets, where populations have been hard hit by the pandemic, and pharmaceutical transport and logistics are challenging,” according to the announcement.

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