Emirates Resumes Limited Passenger Flights
Emirates Resumes Limited Passenger Flights

Emirates Resumes Limited Passenger Flights from 6th April to 20th April

Earlier on Thursday, Emirates chairman and CEO, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, announced that Emirates would begin transporting passengers again on Monday 6th April 2020.

Emirates have filed a limited schedule for their passenger operation, for the period from 6th April 2020 to 19th April 2020. The airline will initially offer 5 European routes on board the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Due to the current condition, the airline will only operate passenger flights on outbound; as they do not have traffic rights from Europe to Dubai. The flights will return carrying only cargo. These flights are to repatriate stranded European citizens in Dubai to their home country.

“"Our aim is to find a way for citizens and residents in UAE to fly to their countries,”

Adel Al Redha, Chief Operation Officer, Emirates

Below is the tentative operating schedule from Airline Route Blog.

Dubai – Brussels 07APR20 – 18APR20 3 weekly 777-300ER
EK183 DXB1010 – 1515BRU 77W 246
EK184 BRU1715 – 0150+1DXB 77W 246

Dubai – Frankfurt 07APR20 – 18APR20 3 weekly 777-300ER
EK087 DXB1040 – 1520FRA 77W 246
EK088 ZRH1720 – 0140+1DXB 77W 246

Dubai – London Heathrow 07APR20 – 19APR20 4 weekly 777-300ER
EK029 DXB0940 – 1425LHR 77W x136
EK030 LHR1650 – 0245+1DXB 77W x136

Dubai – Paris 08APR20 – 19APR20 3 weekly 777-300ER
EK073 DXB1010 – 1520CDG 77W 357
EK074 CDG1720 – 0205+1DXB 77W 357

Dubai – Zurich 07APR20 – 18APR20 3 weekly 777-300ER
EK087 DXB1040 – 1520ZRH 77W 246
EK088 ZRH1720 – 0140+1DXB 77W 246

From quarantine of new arrivals to total border closures, the travel restrictions across the globe have escalated to a whole new level over the past two weeks. Emirates explained that they can no longer viably operate a passenger service, as the world has literally gone into quarantine. Until countries re-open their borders and travel confidence returns, only then will they will reinstate their passenger service.

Emirates  suspended passenger operations from 25th March 2020, following a government decree to close the country for arrival and transit for 2 weeks. As of last week, Emirates intends to gradually resume passenger service from 1st May, 2020.