Emirates Announces Expansion of African Network to 15 Cities With Resumption of Flights to Luanda
Updated: Sep 21, 2020
Emirates announced on Thursday they will bolster their African network to 15 destinations with the resumption of service to Luanda, Angola from October 1, 2020. The carrier will initially operate flights to Luanda once weekly on Thursdays.
Today (September 17, 2020), Emirates announced the resumption of service to Luanda, Angola with once-weekly service on Thursdays. With the additional flight, the carrier now expands their African network to 15 destinations. Emirates flight EK 793 will depart Dubai at 09:45 and arrive in Luanda at 14:30. The return flight, EK 794, departs Luanda at 18:25 and arrives in Dubai at 05:10 the next day. As passenger demand begins to return, the airline is gradually and safely restoring their network, delivering on the promise to operate safe and healthy flights.
Update: September 19, 2020
Emirates announced on Saturday the addition of a second daily flight between Dubai and the Kingdom of Bahrain from September 20, 2020. The departing flight (EK837) takes off from Dubai at 09:45 and arrives in Bahrain at 10:00, while the return flight (EK838) departs Bahrain at 11:30 and arrives in Dubai at 13:55 (all times local). The route will be serviced with a Boeing 777-300ER.
Emirates’ guests purchasing tickets by September 30, 2020 for travel on or before November 30, 2020 will enjoy generous rebooking terms and options if their plans change due to unexpected COVID-19 related flight or travel restrictions or when they book a Flex or Flex Plus fare. Additionally, First and Business Class guests can enjoy Emirates’ Chauffeur Drive service in Dubai and relax in the airline’s signature lounge facility at Dubai International Airport. The carrier has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the guest journey to ensure the health and wellbeing of their guests and team members. Emirates also distributes complimentary hygiene kits which include masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes.
Emirates wants their guests to travel with confidence and has therefore committed to covering all COVID-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel. The coverage is available to customers traveling in all cabins when their first flight is completed on or before October 31, 2020. The protection will remain valid for an additional 31 days after arriving at their first destination with Emirates, even if they travel onwards to another city. As an added convenience, no registration is required, and a hotline has been set up for assistance and coverage. If a customer’s travel plans are impacted by COVID-19 related flight or travel restrictions, their tickets will remain valid for 24 months. Emirates’ guests can rebook for travel later, request travel vouchers or receive a refund via an online form.
Travelers can also enjoy a stopover or holiday in Dubai as the city is now open to international business and leisure travelers. All inbound passengers to the UAE will require a COVID-19 PCR test, including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, regardless of their departure country. Dubai is one of the most popular global destinations, welcoming 16.7 million visitors in 2019. From sun-soaked beaches to heritage activities and world-class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai has something to offer for all guests. Additionally, Dubai was one of the world’s first cities to receive the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) for their effective measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors.