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Dubai’s Emirates resumes A380 service to Moscow

Dubai’s Emirates resumes A380 service to Moscow

Emirates currently serves five cities utilising its A380 aircraft, including Cairo Paris, London Heathrow, Guangzhou and Toronto

Dubai carrier Emirates will resume its A380 service to Moscow Domodedovo Airport, starting September 18.

The airline resumed flights to the Russian capital last week and will now ply its A380 aircraft for the Dubai-Moscow milk runs.

Also read: Dubai carrier Emirates to restart passenger operations to Moscow from September 11

Emirates currently serves five cities using its A380 aircraft, including Cairo, Paris, London (Heathrow), Guangzhou and Toronto.

Flights to Moscow will operate every Friday and Saturday. On Fridays, Emirates flight EK 133 will depart Dubai at 10.10am and arrive in Moscow at 2.25pm local time.

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 5.30am local time, the following day.

Flights can be booked on the carrier’s website or via travel agents. Travellers can also enjoy greater connectivity via Emirates’ codeshare partner in Russia, S7 Airlines.

Following the ease in travel restrictions, Emirates has initiated flights to several international destinations to attend to gradually growing demand. Its passenger network has grown to 86 cities in September.

Read: Emirates and Etihad to resume flights from UAE to Casablanca

Emirates allows 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, 2020.

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

Emirates has implemented a set of measures to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers.

The airline has made Covid-19 PCR tests mandatory upon 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.

Emirates’ customers can take a Covid-19 PCR test at a reduced rate of Dhs150 at American Hospital in Dubai, American Hospital Dubai Media City Clinic, American Hospital Al Barsha Clinic and American Hospital Al Khawanij Clinic (opening end September).

Read: Dubai’s Emirates offers Dhs150 Covid tests at American Hospital branches

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