• Joe Breitfeller

Emirates Expands August Network Offer to 67 Destinations including Nairobi, Baghdad and Basra

Emirates announced on Monday that they will resume service to Nairobi, Baghdad and Basra, increasing their offer to 67 destinations in August. Nairobi flights will resume from August 2nd, while flights to Baghdad and Basra will commence on August 10, 2020.


Emirates Boeing 777-300 ER - Courtesy Emirates

On Monday (July 27, 2020), Emirates announced that they will expand their network in August to 67 destinations, including the resumption service to Nairobi, Baghdad and Basra. The carrier will restart flights to Nairobi from August 2nd and service to Baghdad and Basra will resume from August 10, 2020. Flights between Dubai and Nairobi as well as Basra will be operated three-times weekly, while Dubai-Baghdad flights will be offered four-times weekly. The newly announced flights will be operated with Boeing 777-300ERs, providing more connections to and via Dubai to Emirates’ global network.


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 coverage 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.


Premium guests can enjoy Emirates’ Chauffeur Drive service 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. The carrier reminds their valued guests that as travel restrictions remain in place in many areas, only travelers in compliance with destination eligibility and entry requirements will be accepted on flights.

Source: Emirates

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