• Joe Breitfeller

Emirates Expands Service to Pakistan With 60 Weekly Flights in August

Emirates announced on Sunday an expansion of service to Pakistan in August with 60 weekly flights to and from Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar and Sailkot. The service ramp-up will increase connectivity via Dubai to over 70 destinations worldwide.


Emirates Boeing 777-300ER - Courtesy Emirates

Today (August 9, 2020), Emirates announced that they will expand their offer to/from Pakistan in August to 60 weekly flights with service to Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Sailkot, commencing between August 10th and August 16, 2020. The expanded service will be operated with Boeing 777-300ERs and increase the carrier’s network offer to over 70 destinations via Dubai. Emirates will operate 21 weekly flights to Karachi (increasing to 28 from August 16th), ten weekly flights to Islamabad, seven weekly flights to Sailkot, ten weekly flights to Lahore and five weekly flights to Peshawar.


Travelers can also enjoy a stopover or holiday in Dubai as the city reopened to international and leisure travelers on July 7, 2020. 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.


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 and 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 to all customers which include masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes. Emirates 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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