Emirates announces a limited number of passenger flights

Siobháin Spear
Apr 13, 2020

Emirates has announced additional passenger flights to facilitate residents and visitors who wish to return home.

Having received an earlier approval from UAE authorities, Emirates began a series of limited flights from April 6. Since then, the airline has been working with authorities to add to its list of outbound destinations, and the airline has announced that it is now planning to operate passenger services.

List of destinations for Emirates flights

Adding to the already commenced operations to London and Frankfurt, Emirates has stated that the following destinations will be added to the flight services for residents and visitors wishing to return home:

  • Algeria
  • Chicago
  • Jakarta
  • Kabul
  • Manila
  • Taipei
  • Tunis

Important information for passengers

With the increase of services and flights out of Dubai, Emirates have recommenced its operation at Dubai International airport Terminal 3. Customers will be required to follow all health and safety measures required by the UAE authorities and the country of destination.

During this time, there will be no online check-in and seat selection available and services such as chauffeur drive and lounge will not be available in any of the destinations.

Emirates will also offer amended services on these flights. Magazines and other print reading material will not be available, and while food and beverages will continue to be offered on board, packaging and presentation will be modified to reduce contact during meal service and the risk of infection.

Cabin baggage will not be accepted on these flights. Carry-on items allowed in the cabin will be limited to laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items. All other items have to be checked in, and Emirates will add the cabin baggage allowance to customers’ check-in baggage allowance.

Passengers are required to apply social distancing guidelines during their journey and wear their own masks when at the airport and on board the aircraft.  Travellers should arrive at Dubai International airport Terminal 3 for check-in, three hours before departure. Emirates’ check-in counters will only process passengers holding confirmed bookings to the above destinations.

How can I book an Emirates flight?

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.

Etihad Airways has also announced similar operations, providing an updated list of flights from Abu Dhabi earlier today, April 13.

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