Emirates will resume passenger flights to London, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne
Emirates will operate scheduled flight services to nine destinations around the world from May 21, the airline announced on Wednesday.
In a statement, Emirates said that it would resume flights to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.
Additionally, the airline will also offer connections in Dubai for customers travelling between the UK and Australia.
All flights will be available for booking on emirates.com.
Travellers on these flights, however, will only be accepted if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries. This includes an approval from the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) for UAE residents who wish to fly back to Dubai.
“We are pleased to resume scheduled passenger services to these destinations, providing more options for customers to travel from the UAE to these cities, and also between the UK and Australia,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ chief operating officer.
“We are working closely with the authorities to plan the resumption of operations to additional destinations,” he added. “We have implemented additional measures at the airport in coordination with the relevant authorities in respect to social distancing and sanitisation. The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and communities, remain our top priority.”
Additionally, Emirates plans to continue repatriation flights for visitors and residents who wish to return to their countries. Upcoming repatriation flights include Tokyo Narita on May 15, and Conakry and Dakar on May 16.
Emirates has previously announced a number of safety measures that are being implemented on flights, including mandatory face masks and gloves at the airport, PPE for cabin crew, and modified in-flight services that reduce contact and infection risk.