Dubai’s flagship carrier has announced it will be operating special passenger flights to more countries throughout May, as part of its repatriation services in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Emirates Airline is set to operate one-way flights to Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Manila, Sao Paulo and Shanghai for residents and visitors who wish to return home.
Those travelling to Shanghai, China need to contact the People's Republic of China embassy in the UAE before booking the flight. As for other flights, they can be booked via www.emirates.com or through travel agents.
The May flight schedule for these destinations is currently as follows:
• Shanghai: May 2
• Sao Paulo: May 3
• Frankfurt: May 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13
• London Heathrow: May 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14
• Manila: May 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16
Recently, Dubai’s flagship carrier has been operating limited flights to Europe, Africa and Asia to help residents and visitors get home.
It has also been announced that Etihad Airways is planning to resume a number of flights from May 16. Check out the full story right here.
Emirates has also extended refunds and exchanges on tickets, with the new policy appluing to tickets issued before May 31 for travel before August 31. Find out more here.
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