Thousands of expats flown home
Thousands of expats flown home

Nearly 40,000 expats stranded in the UAE flown back home

To date, 37, 469 people and expats from across the world have been helped out of the UAE and flown back home thanks to the authorities and embassies.

In total, 54 airlines have used 312 flights to get expats to their home country as borders close across the world.

The UAE suspended all regular flights in late March and has been flying a very limited service since.

One of their priorities has been getting people and expats stranded in the UAE flown back to their home nations. Emirates have been using 75 aircraft to help the repatriation program and fly in essential cargo to the region.

Emirates meanwhile has announced that the earliest they’d look at resuming a more regular service would be July.

They’re currently flying a reduced service including services to London, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Zurich and several other destinations.

Emirates is set to operate limited passenger services to Frankfurt (02, 04, 06, 09, 11, 13 May), London Heathrow (03, 05, 07, 10, 12, 14 May), Manila (3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16 May), Sao Paulo (3 May), and Shanghai (2 May). The one-way special flights will facilitate travel for residents and visitors wishing to return home.”