Dubai's Emirates to restart passenger flights to additional cities
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Dubai’s Emirates to restart passenger flights to additional cities

Dubai’s Emirates to restart passenger flights to additional cities

The carrier’s global passenger network will grow to 92 destinations in October

Dubai carrier Emirates will resume flights to three South African destinations in October.

The carrier will commence passenger operations to Johannesburg and Cape Town from October 1, and to Durban from October 4.

Earlier this week, Dubai Media Office reported that the airline will resume passenger operations to Harare (Zimbabwe) and Mauritius from October 1 as well.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates to resume passenger operations to two more cities in October

The addition of these passenger points will expand the carrier’s global network to 92 destinations, as the airline gradually resumes its operations, amid growing travel demand.

Customers flying in and out of Emirates’ three South African gateways can connect to Dubai and to multiple onwards connections to Europe, the Far East, Middle East, West Asia and Australasia.

Flight schedules for South African destinations will be available on the carrier’s website later this week.

Tickets can be booked on the carrier’s website or mobile app, sales offices, or via travel agents.

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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