Update May 14th, 2020:
Emirates has officially announced to operate passenger flights from May 21st to 9 destinations around the world.
These flights will be available for booking on emirates.com.
Travelers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries.
This includes approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) for UAE residents who wish to return to Dubai.
The destinations are:
- London Heathrow
- Sydney and
The airline will also offer connections in Dubai for customers traveling between the UK and Australia.
April 3rd, 2020:
Emirates has received approvals to carry passengers on certain flights. Effective Monday, April 6th, initial flights will commence from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, and Zurich. There will also be four flights a week to London Heathrow, and three flights a week to the other cities.
Operating from Dubai International airport Terminal 2 until further notice, these flights will only carry outbound passengers from the UAE.
Emirates will also carry belly-hold cargo in directions, supporting trade and communities with the transport of essential goods.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, and Chief Executive, Emirates airline and Group said:
These initial passenger services, although limited to travelers who meet the entry requirements 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 our partners for their support in ensuring the smooth operation of our flights.
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 the latest updates.
We are working closely with the authorities to resume our services, keeping in mind the safety and wellbeing of our crew and customers at every step of the journey.
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. Eligible passengers on www.emirates.com can book flights.
Travel restrictions are in place at these destinations, and travelers are urged to check entry criteria before they fly.
For health and safety reasons, Emirates will operate a modified inflight service program on these flights. Magazines and other print reading material will not be available. While food and beverages will continue to be offered onboard, packaging and presentation will be modified to reduce contact during meal service Emirates’ Lounge, and Chauffeur Drive services will be temporarily unavailable during this period.
All Emirates aircraft will go through enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes in Dubai after each journey.