Dubai carrier Emirates to restart passenger operations to Moscow from September 11
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Dubai carrier Emirates to restart passenger operations to Moscow from September 11

Dubai carrier Emirates to restart passenger operations to Moscow from September 11

The addition of Moscow will take Emirates’ global network to 85 cities in September

Dubai-based carrier Emirates will re-institute its passenger services to Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME) in Russia, starting September 11.

The resumption of flights to Moscow will take the airline’s expanding network in Europe to 26 cities, and its global network to 85 destinations in September.

Flights to Moscow will operate twice a week – on Fridays and Saturdays. On Fridays, Emirates flight EK 133 will depart Dubai at 10.10am and arrive in Moscow at 2.25pm. The return flight, EK 134 will depart Moscow at 5.35pm and arrive in Dubai at 11.35pm local time.

On Saturdays, Emirates flight EK 131 will depart Dubai at 4.15pm and arrive in Moscow at 8.30pm local time. The return flight, EK 132 will depart Moscow at 11.20pm and arrive in Dubai at 5.30pm local time, the following day.

The flights will operate with the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER and can be booked on the carrier’s website or via travel agents.

Travelers can also enjoy enhanced connectivity via Emirates’ codeshare partner in Russia, S7 Airlines – providing greater access to a range of regional destinations.

Emirates has been gradually restoring its network connectivity, working closely with international and local authorities.

As part of the Covid-19 precautionary measures, Covid-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.

Read more: Emirates issues travel advisory for passengers travelling to and from Dubai

Emirates will offer Covid-19 related cover to passengers, allowing customers to claim medical expenses of up to EUR150,000 and quarantine costs of EUR100 per day for 14 days, regardless of the class of travel or destination on flights undertaken until October 31.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates to be first airline to offer free cover for Covid-19 medical costs for passengers

It has implemented safety and precautionary measures including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers.

Emirates has confirmed that it will restore full salaries of its employees, beginning next month.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates to restore full salaries of employees from October 

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