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Emirates has received permission to resume carrying passengers on certain flights. The first flights from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt Paris, Zurich and Brussels start today (Monday, April 6, 2020). The scheduled frequency is four flights a week to London Heathrow and three flights a week to the other airports.
Until further notice, the flights will be operated from Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport and will only transport outbound guests from the United Arab Emirates. Emirates will transport under-deck freight in both directions to support the economy and society with the transportation of important goods.
HRH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group:
“While these first passenger flights are limited to return travelers who meet the current entry requirements for their destination countries, they are welcomed by all our customers who want to return to their home countries and families. We thank the government of the United Arab Emirates and all of our partners for their support in ensuring smooth flight operations. We hope to resume full flight operations as soon as possible, but recognize the challenges many cities face in dealing with the COVID 19 outbreak. Our route network can only be restored by easing travel restrictions. We are in close contact with all authorities to get the latest information. We are working intensively with the authorities to restart our flight operations, keeping an eye on the safety and well-being of our crew and our passengers at every step. We are continuously assessing the situation and will announce additional flights as soon as they are known. “
Emirates will operate Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on these routes in a two-tier configuration with Business Class and Economy Class.
The flights can be booked online at www.emirates.com. Travel restrictions exist in the respective countries upon arrival and customers are urged to check the entry criteria before the flight.
Increased security measures
For health and safety reasons, Emirates will offer a customised service programme on these flights. Magazines and other printed reading material will not be available. Food and beverages will continue to be offered on board, but packaging and presentation will be changed to reduce contact during service. The Emirates Lounges and Emirates Chauffeur Service will be temporarily unavailable during this time. All Emirates aircraft in Dubai undergo increased cleaning and disinfection after each trip.
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