• Joe Breitfeller

Emirates Expands European Network to 31 Destinations With the Restart of Five Routes

During October and November, the airline will resume flights to Budapest, Bologna, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Lyon. The added destinations expand Emirates’ global network to 99 destinations.


Emirates Boeing 777-300ER - Courtesy Emirates

Today (October 5, 2020), Emirates announced the resumption of flights to five additional European destinations expanding their European network to 31 destinations and their global network to 99 destinations. Flights to Budapest will resume from October 21st, while service to Bologna, Dusseldorf and Hamburg will restart on November 1, 2020. Emirates’ flights between Dubai and Lyon will resume on November 4, 2020. Service to Budapest and Lyon will operate twice-weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while flights to/from Bologna, Dusseldorf and Hamburg will be available twice-weekly on Fridays and Sundays. All of the newly announced flights will be serviced with a Boeing 777-300ER.


Emirates guests purchasing tickets by September 30, 2020 for travel on or before March 31, 2021 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 December 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.


Source: Emirates

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