Emirates to operate flights to 12 Arab countries from 1 July

Emirates is now taking bookings for some countries in the Middle East after resuming limited scheduled services
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Emirates has opened bookings on its website for flights from Dubai, where it is based, to 12 Arab countries from 1 July.

Bookings are now available on Emirates’ website for destinations including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.

Customers have been warned that any bookings are subject to change.

“Currently some of our flights are available for booking starting  July 1; however, the situation still  remains dynamic and these flight services could be subject to change, We aim to provide our customers with as much notice as possible should there be any changes," an Emirates spokesperson told sister title Arabian Business

The spokesperson said that as Covid-19 flight and travel restrictions remain in place across many countries around the world, Emirates is "closely monitoring the situation as it evolves".

"We hope to resume services as soon as conditions allow. This includes receiving government approvals, the easing of travel restrictions and commercial demand,” the spokesperson added. 

Emirates began operating scheduled flight services to nine destinations around the world from May 21, including London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.

The airline is also offering connections in Dubai for customers travelling between the UK and Australia.

While return flights are available for most destinations, passengers are currently required to apply for approval to return to the UAE.

Emirates has introduced a number of new safety measures for passengers and staff. Upon check-in, the airline will give all passengers free hygiene kits. These will include face masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes and hand sanitiser.

Gloves and masks must be worn at the airport and the face masks are also compulsory on all Emirates flights.

Source: Arabian Business

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