Emirates to operate passenger flights to five destinations

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Emirates Airline has received approval from the UAE authorities to start flying a limited number of passenger flights to five destinations for now.

Flights to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Zurich will begin to operate starting April 6.

Emirates has clarified that four flights a week will be heading to London Heathrow, while three flights a week will take-off to the other mentioned cities.

The outbound passenger flights will be operating from Dubai International Airports' terminal two until further notice.

Earlier, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman & CEO of Emirates Airline and Group said on Twitter that the move will allow travellers to return to their home countries. 

"Over time, Emirates looks forward to the gradual resumption of passenger services in line with lifting of travel & operational restrictions, including assurance of health measures to safeguard our people & customers. Their safety & well-being will always be our top priority," he added.

Emirates has also clarified that for health and safety reasons amid growing concerns over COVID-19, the packaging and presentation of food and beverage on these flights will be modified in order to reduce contact between crew and passengers during the meal service.

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Meanwhile, all Emirates aircraft will go through enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures in Dubai before and after each journey.

More details to follow.

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