By Sam Bridge
Dubai-based airline says to operate selected charter flights to Moscow and St Petersburg between March 20-29
Emirates will operate special charter flights to Russia to facilitate the return of travellers whose journeys were disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Due to the temporary suspension of air services between Russia and UAE, Emirates will temporarily suspend its operations to Russia starting from Friday until June 30.
Emirates said it will operate selected charter flights to Moscow and St Petersburg between March 20-29.
It added that only Russian nationals will be allowed to travel on these special flights from Dubai to Moscow and St Petersburg and the return Emirates flights will only be open to non-Russian nationals.
Below are the flight schedules. All timings are local for March 20-29:
Dubai to Moscow: EK133 departs at 9:15am and arrives at 1:45pm.
Moscow to Dubai: EK134 departs at 5pm and arrives at 11:15pm.
Applicable to March 20 only:
Dubai to Moscow: EK131 departs at 4:15pm and arrives at 8:40pm.
Moscow to Dubai: EK132 departs at 11:50pm and arrives at 6:15am.
Applicable to March 20-25 and 27–29 only:
Dubai to St Petersburg: EK175 departs at 3:30pm and arrives at 8:45pm.
St Petersburg to Dubai: EK176 departs at 11:25pm and arrives at 6:35am.