Emirates has confirmed that initial flights will start from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Zurich with four flights a week to London Heathrow as of Monday 6 April.
Only flights from Dubai International Airport Terminal 2 are restricted to serving outbound passengers from the UAE until further notice. Emirates can also bear belly-hold cargo in both directions, enabling the movement of vital goods by trade and by communities.
HH Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group said: “This initial passenger service, while limited to travelers meeting the entry criteria set by the destination countries, will be welcomed by our customers seeking to return home to their countries and families. We would like to thank the UAE Government and all of our partners for their assistance in ensuring our flights run smoothly.
Al Maktoum added: “While we expect to resume full operations as soon as possible, we acknowledge the difficulties that many cities face in resolving COVID-19 outbreak. Only with the easing of travel restrictions will our network be restored, and we maintain close contact with all authorities for the latest updates. We work closely with the authorities to restore our services, taking into account the health and security of our crew and clients at every phase of the journey. We monitor the situation continuously, and will announce any additional resources when they become available.
Emirates will operate its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on these routes, offering seats in Business and Economy class. Flights can be booked by eligible passengers on www.emirates.com. Travel restrictions are in place at these destinations, and travellers are urged to check entry criteria before they fly.