Emirates announced on Wednesday that they would relaunch scheduled passenger service to nine destinations from May 21, 2020. The carrier will resume service to London-Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.
Today (May 13, 2020), Emirates announced that they will operate scheduled flight service to nine destinations from May 21, 2020 including flights to London-Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne. The carrier will also offer seamless connections in Dubai for guests traveling between the UK and Australia. Travelers must comply with all eligibility and entry requirements for their destination in order to be accepted on flights. UAE residents wishing to return to Dubai must also have approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA). In Wednesday’s announcement, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer, Adel Al Redha said,
“We are pleased to resume scheduled passenger services to these destinations, providing more options for customers to travel from the UAE to these cities, and also between the UK and Australia. We are working closely with the authorities to plan the resumption of operations to additional destinations. We have implemented additional measures at the airport in coordination with the relevant authorities in respect to social distancing and sanitization. The safety and well-being of our employees, customers and communities, remain our top priority.”
Emirates continues to operate special repatriation flights in coordination with embassies and consulates to assist travelers wishing to return home. The award-winning carrier has implemented enhanced measures to protect guests throughout their journey. At Dubai International Airport customers and employees will have their temperatures checked by thermal scanners and protective barriers have been installed at check-in counters. As is largely now the case worldwide, gloves and masks are required for all airport employees and customers. Emirates entire customer-facing team’s kit now includes PPE including a protective disposable gown and safety visor. The carrier now offers a modified inflight service focused on reducing contact and infection risk. Additionally, printed onboard material has been removed and carry-on bags are temporarily prohibited (except for laptops, briefcases, handbags or baby items). Emirates’ aircraft are sanitized and disinfected daily with enhanced processes and are equipped with advanced HEPA filters which remove 99.97% of viruses, dust, allergens and germs.