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Dubai’s Emirates to restart flights to Luanda from October 1

Dubai’s Emirates to restart flights to Luanda from October 1

The resumption of the service will scale the carrier’s African network to 15 destinations

Dubai carrier Emirates will resume its passenger operations to Luanda, Angola from October 1.

The resumption of the service will scale the carrier’s African network to 15 destinations. Flights to Luanda will initially operate once a week on Thursdays. Emirates flight EK793 will depart Dubai at 9.45am, arriving in Luanda at 2.30pm. Meanwhile, EK794 will depart Luanda at 6.25pm, arriving in Dubai at 5.10am the next day.

Tickets can be booked on the carrier’s website or app, Emirates sales offices, via travel agents as well as online travel agents.

The airline continues to gradually restore its network, as it responds to growth in passenger demand across the globe. Its passenger network has grown to 86 cities in September.

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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