Emirates has added flights to 10 additional cities as the Dubai airline gets set to resume more passenger services.
The airline will fly to Istanbul, Auckland, Beirut, Brussels, Barcelona and Washington DC.
Emirates will also operate flights from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Vietnam, but these destinations will be outbound flights only. Travellers can book these flights to transit in Dubai. However, UAE nationals or residents with approval to return can book these flights to come home.
The updated schedule means that Emirates is now flying to 40 different destinations. This offers travellers more choice ahead of Tuesday, June 23, the date that UAE authorities have announced that Emiratis and UAE residents will be able to travel out of the country.
"The UAE government’s recent announcement to ease travel for UAE citizens and residents show the thorough approach that our country is taking with regards to resuming economic activities, and as we gradually return to regular services, Emirates’ number one priority will always be the health and safety of our customers, our crew and our communities,” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer.
The airline will add flights to more destinations in the coming weeks, added Kazim.
New flights will be added from the following dates:
- Colombo from June 20
- Sialkot from June 24
- Istanbul from June 25
- Auckland, Beirut, Brussels, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, from July 1
- Barcelona and Washington DC from July 15
In July, Emirates will also add frequency on 14 existing routes. These include London, Manchester, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Madrid, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, New York JFK, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Travellers can currently book to fly between destinations in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe or the Americas, connecting in Dubai. Before booking flights, the airline advises passenger to check that they meet the travel and immigration entry requirements of their destination country.
All travellers on Emirates flights will be given complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes. Face masks must be worn throughout the duration of every flight.