Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from seven additional cities in the month of July. These include Khartoum (from July 3rd), Amman (July 5th), Osaka (July 7th) and Narita (July 8th) as well as Athens, Larnaca and Rome from July 15th
This marks the return of Emirates’ flagship aircraft on scheduled services since the pandemic forced the temporary grounding of the airline’s passenger fleet in March.
As the airline prepares to welcome passengers back, the flag-carrier said it was putting in place careful measures to ensure the health and safety of travellers and communities.
The move will take the total number of Emirates destinations on offer for travellers to 40, providing more options for customers who wish to return home or those travelling for essential purposes.
With a loosening of restrictions on transit passengers, both Emirates and Etihad will increase connections in the coming days. However, with restrictions remaining in place in most countries, travellers have been reminded to check entry and exit requirements before journeys.
Emirates has unveiled multi-faceted measures for employee and customer care. The new measures took effect earlier, with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations.
As the world inches toward reopening, Emirates SkyCargo has expanded its weekly scheduled cargo flight operations to cover 75 destinations across six continents.
Emirates has announced plans to operate scheduled flight services from May 21st to nine destinations. These include London Heathrow Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.
A 28 per cent fall in profits was attributed to a runway closure at Dubai International during the first quarter, and the more recent impact of flight and travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With nearly half a million refund requests pending to manage, the airline has taken proactive steps to restructure its backend procedures and boost resourcing to accelerate the processing of refunds.