After one of the most turbulent years in living memory, Emirates are aiming to return to their full flight schedule by summer 2021.
The airline also announced it will fly to 75 destinations by September this year.
Since re-opening to the public in the middle of June, Emirates has steadily grown its network. And according to Emirates Airline’s Chief Operating Officer, Adel al Redha, there’s been a huge increase in the last month.
“We have noticed the demand of the passengers wanting to travel. If I compare our performance now with a month ago, we have almost doubled the number of passengers we have been carrying onboard our aircraft as transit or terminating in Dubai.”
And that demand means that Emirates are likely to be back in full operation by summer 2021.
“We can easily say by summer 21 we will be serving 100 per cent of our network destinations, that means 143 destinations will be served by summer 21.”
Returning to Dubai
Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management posted a four-point checklist for residents returning to Dubai.
Residents need an entry permit via the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA) website to begin the process.
They need need a valid negative test for Covid-19 for boarding the plane and arriving at the airport.
All residents then need to download the COVID-19 DXB Smart App.
The good news is that as long as you provided a negative test certificate, there’s no need to quarantine for 14-days on arrival.
Bring on summer 2021 then!