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Emirates resumes passenger flights to Bahrain

Etihad Airways will also operate special passenger flights to the kingdom from June 19

Emirates resumes passenger flights to Bahrain

Emirates is set to operate seven weekly flights from Bahrain to Dubai using its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Emirates has resumed passenger flights to Bahrain.

The Dubai-based carrier touched down in the kingdom on Monday, and is set to operate seven weekly flights from Bahrain to Dubai using its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which will carry cargo as well as passengers travelling home or for essential purposes.

Customers can also connect through Dubai to onward Emirates' destinations, including select cities in Asia Pacific and Europe or the Americas.

Travel restrictions remain in place in most countries and customers are reminded to check entry and exit requirements before their journeys, Emirates said.

Emirates flight EK839 will depart Dubai at 4.10pm and arrive in Bahrain at 4.30pm local time. EK840 will depart Bahrain at 5.50pm local time and arrive in Dubai at 8pm local time.

Flights to the kingdom have been suspended since February as countries closed borders as part of widespread measures to curb the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus.

Earlier this week it was announced that Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is to operate special passenger flights between the UAE capital and Manama from June 19.

Flights departing Abu Dhabi will do so on June 19, 21, 26 and 28 at 1.30am. The flight arrives at Bahrain at 1.45am.

Return flights operate the same days, departing Bahrain at 3.15am and landing in Abu Dhabi at 5.25am.

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