Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer said: “We are pleased to resume scheduled passenger services to these destinations, providing more options for customers to travel from the UAE to these cities, and also between the UK and Australia.
We are working closely with the authorities to plan the resumption of operations to additional destinations. We have implemented additional measures at the airport in coordination with the relevant authorities in respect to social distancing and sanitization. The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and communities, remain our top priority.”
Emirates is also working with embassies around the world to get repatriation flights for visitors and residents. This week Emirates plans to run flights from Dubai to Tokyo Narita (15 May), Conakry (16 May), and Dakar (16 May).
Everyone at the airport will have their temperatures taken by thermal scanners. And gloves and masks are mandatory. Emirates’ cabin crew will also be wearing PPE including disposable gowns and safety visors.
Other airlines, including Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia have announced they’re to start some regular services from May 21 as well.