Emirates announces flight routes that will be resumed

Siobháin Spear
Apr 3, 2020

The airline carrier will be operating select outbound flights from April 6.

On Thursday 2 April, Emirates Airlines announced that it would resume a limited number of flights starting from April 6. Following on from this, the airline carrier has now released a list of the select destinations to which it will be operating passenger flights.

Outbound flights that will resume

Emirates has received approvals to carry passengers on limited flights; these flights will only carry outbound passengers from the UAE. Effective Monday 6 April, initial flights will commence from Dubai to the following destinations:

  • London Heathrow
  • Frankfurt
  • Paris
  • Brussels
  • Zurich

Emirates stated that there will be 4 flights a week to London Heathrow and 3 flights a week to the other aforementioned cities. All flights will operate from Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport until further notice.

The airline has said that it will also carry belly-hold cargo in both directions in order to support trade and communities with the transport of essential goods.

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 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.”

How can I book an Emirates flight?

Emirates will operate its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the announced routes, offering seats in Business and Economy class.

Flights can be booked by eligible passengers on www.emirates.com. Travel restrictions are in place at these destinations, and travellers are urged to check entry criteria before they fly.

In a statement made earlier on Friday 3 April, 2020, Etihad Airways also announced that it would be resuming flights to select destinations.

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