Emirates has been given the green-light by authorities to resume a very limited service to help fly passengers from the UAE.
Starting from April 6, Emirates will fly from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich and Brussels.
There will be four flights a week to London Heathrow and three flights a week to the other cities.
The flights will operate from Dubai International airport Terminal 2. And as well as carrying passengers out of the UAE, they’ll also be used to carry cargo to help transport ‘essential goods.’
The Emirates flights will resume under different conditions. There will be no magazines or printed material and food and drinks will be ‘modified to reduce contact during meal service.’
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Flying into the future
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates airline and Group said: “These initial passenger services, although limited to travellers who meet the entry requirements set by the destination countries, will be welcomed by our customers seeking to return home to their countries and families. We would like to thank the UAE government and all our partners for their support in ensuring the smooth operation of our flights.”
“While we hope to resume full operations as soon as possible, we acknowledge the challenges faced by many cities in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. Our network can only be restored with the easing of travel restrictions, and we maintain close contact with all authorities for the latest updates. We are working closely with the authorities to resume our services, keeping in mind the safety and wellbeing of our crew and customers at every step of the journey. We continuously review the situation and will announce any additional services as they become available.”
Travel restrictions are in place at these destinations, and travellers are urged to check entry criteria before they fly.