Emirates has received approval from authorities in the United Arab Emirates to carry passengers on a limited number of routes. Effective Monday, flights will commence from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Zurich.
The government of Dubai has offered its backing to Emirates, and will “inject equity into the company” in order to protect it from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Emirates will temporarily cease most passenger operations this week as the world battles an outbreak of coronavirus. The Dubai-based airline said it would ground the majority of passenger services from March 25th, with no date in place for the resumption of flights.
Emirates is taking extra steps that go above and beyond industry and regulatory requirements to ensure its customers’ health and comfort in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Emirates and Interjet Airlines have announced an enhanced interline agreement. The deal is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between Mexico, the Gulf, wider Middle East and beyond.
The new service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER in a two-class configuration, featuring 42 business class and 310 economy class seats, and belly-hold cargo capacity of up to 20 tonnes.
From early 2020, customers travelling to India can take advantage of many more flight options on routes common to both airlines – Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Cochin and Delhi.
Boeing and Emirates have finalised a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner planes, valued at $8.8 billion according to list prices. It is the second large order at the Dubai Air Show for Emirates, with the airline earlier this week concluding a deal for 50 Airbus A350-900 planes.
Airbus and Emirates Airline have finalised a purchase agreement for 50 A350-900s – the manufacturer’s newest generation widebody aircraft. The order was signed at the Dubai Air Show by sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief executive.