Emirates announces flights to 16 new destinations starting from June 15

Hayley Kadrou
Jun 8, 2020

The airline announced this week they will be offering routes to a total of 29 destinations from the UAE from mid-June

After months of suspended travel, Emirates – the largest airline in the Middle East – resumed passenger flights in mid-May, 2020.

And on June 4, the commercial airline announces a further 16 routes will be resumed from the United Arab Emirate starting from the 15th of the same month.

Travel to the likes of Manchester, Bahrain, New York and Copenhagen were added to the list. A statement from the 1985-established company read: “Following the UAE Federal Government’s announcement to lift restrictions on transit passengers services, from 15th June Emirates will offer passenger services to 16 more cities on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

“With travel restrictions remaining in place in most countries, customers are reminded to check entry and exit requirements before their journeys.”

Colourful buildings overlooking boats at Nyhavn District canal in Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen in Denmark in one of the destinations that Emirates will resume flights to from June 15, 2020

The statement continued to list the destinations, and encouraged that flights could be booked directly and from travel agents. Destination included:

  • Bahrain
  • Manchester
  • Zurich
  • Vienna
  • Amsterdam
  • Copenhagen
  • Dublin
  • New York JFK
  • Seoul
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Singapore
  • Jakarta
  • Taipei
  • Hong Kong
  • Perth
  • Brisbane.
Munster bridge over Limmat river in Zurich, Switzerland St. Peter Church old Clock tower
Flights will resume to Zurich among other European cities

The statement also added: “In addition, from 8th June Emirates will offer flights from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad for travellers from Pakistan who wish to connect onwards to other Emirates destinations.”

With existing flights to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne and Manila (from 11 June), this brings the total to 29 cities.

On March 25, passenger flights were suspended from the UAE in a bid to curb the spread of covid-19, a novel strand of coronavirus. In light of the ongoing pandemic, new safety measures have been put in place and international travel begins to resume.

The Dubai-born company states: “Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers.”

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