Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airlines have announced the resumption of transit flights to various countries around the world. The announcement came after the government allowed transit flights from the country’s airports.
Emirates has announced the reopening of transit flights via Dubai to 29 destinations, while the Alliance has announced flights to 20 cities in Europe, Asia, and Australia.
According to Arab News, Emirates Airlines says that passengers from three Pakistani cities of Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad will be able to book transit flights from Dubai to other destinations through Emirates Airlines from June 8.
Flights to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne and Manila resume on June 11.
Emirates to 16 more destinations from June 15 including Bahrain, Manchester, Zurich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, New York JFK, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, Hong Kong, Perth, and Brisbane It will start its flights for the convenience of the passengers there.
Emirates Airlines says it is working with UAE authorities to “gradually resume flights between Dubai and the rest of the world.”
"The decision includes #AbuDhabi Internationl Airport, #Dubai International Airport, & #Sharjah International Port, and covers #EtihadAirways, #Emirates, #flydubai, & #AirArabia," said Dr. Saif Juma Al Dhaheri.#WamNews https://t.co/fj59kFO8oh pic.twitter.com/wBOElLYTUC
— WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) June 3, 2020
Earlier, according to the UAE’s state news agency WAM, the UAE government had said that transit flights from UAE airports were being resumed.
The Gulf state has suspended transit flights since March 2020 due to the coronavirus.
Turkey, on the other hand, is resuming flights to about 40 countries in June. According to officials, Turkey has signed air travel agreements with 15 countries in this regard.
In addition, Qatar is also going to start international flights soon.