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Dubai’s Emirates to increase passenger services to Pakistan from August 10

Dubai’s Emirates to increase passenger services to Pakistan from August 10

The carrier will now offer 53 weekly flights to Pakistan, which will increase to 60 starting August 16

Dubai carrier Emirates will increase its passenger services to/from Pakistan starting August 10, offering customers worldwide greater access to its expanding network.

The airline is set to ramp up its flight frequency to/from Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Sialkot; and resume passenger services to Peshawar.

Emirates will now offer customers 53 weekly flights to Pakistan, which will increase to 60 weekly flights starting August 16.

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

The airline will operate 21 weekly flights to Karachi (increased to 28 weekly flights starting August 16); 10 weekly flights to Islamabad; seven weekly flights to Sialkot; 10 weekly flights to Lahore; and five weekly flights to Peshawar.

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 is committed to 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

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

In July, the airline said that it had processed nearly 650,000 refund requests in the past two months, returning over Dhs1.9bn to its customers due to several cancellations as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more: Dubai’s Emirates processes nearly 650,000 refund requests, returns over Dhs1.9bn to customers

Customers are reminded that travel restrictions remain in place, and travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements.

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