Dhaka: Emirates has received approvals to operate certain passenger flights following the temporary suspension the airline announced earlier. Effective April 6, the carrier will initially fly from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Zurich, with four weekly flights to London Heathrow and three weekly flights to the other destinations.
Operating from Dubai International Airport Terminal 2 until further notice, these flights will only carry outbound passengers from the UAE. The initial passenger services will be limited to travellers who meet the entry requirements set by the destination countries.
Emirates will also carry belly-hold cargo in both directions, supporting trade and communities with the transport of essential goods.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, said, " While we hope to resume full operations as soon as possible, we acknowledge the challenges faced by many cities in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. Our network can only be restored with the easing of travel restrictions and we maintain close contact with all authorities for latest updates. We continuously review the situation and will announce any additional services as they become available.”
Emirates will operate its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on these routes, offering seats in Business and Economy class. Travel restrictions are in place at these destinations and travellers are urged to check entry criteria before they fly.
For health and safety reasons, Emirates will operate a modified in-flight service programme on these flights. All Emirates aircraft will go through enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes in Dubai, after each journey.