We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Thu 2 Apr 2020 09:14 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

Revealed: Initial Emirates destinations in April

Executive director of operations Adel Al Rida said that the flights will initially operate to European cities

Revealed: Initial Emirates destinations in April

Emirates will operate 10 to 15 flights each day when it resumes “limited” flights on April 6, according to Adel Al Rida, the executive director of operations at Emirates.

Earlier on Thursday, Emirates chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum announced that Emirates would begin transporting passengers again on Monday, April 6.

On his Twitter account, Sheikh Ahmed said that the flights will initially carry travelers outbound from the UAE.

In an interview with Al Arabiya, Al Rida said that airline plans to fly to European cities such as London, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich and Brussels. The flights will return carrying only cargo. 

Other destinations will follow once approved.

Additionally, Al Rida said that “demand and necessity” for US-bound flights means that US destinations could soon be added.

“"Our aim is to find a way for citizens and residents in UAE to fly to their countries,” he said.

However, Al RIda declined to give a time frame for when normal flight operations would resume, saying that the issue had “puzzled millions of people who wish for things to go back to normal.”

“Officials and authorities from all over the world are making an effort to stop the spread of the virus,” he added.

Arabian Business: why we're going behind a paywall

For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.