Dubai's Emirates to resume flights to Nice, Lyon in France
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Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Nice, Lyon in France

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Nice, Lyon in France

Emirates currently operates 14 weekly flights to/from Paris

Dubai carrier Emirates will resume flights to Nice from July 2 and to Lyon from July 9, initially offering four weekly flights to each city, it announced on June 8.

The move is in line with France easing its entry requirements for visitors, starting June 9. From tomorrow, Emirates customers in the UAE are eligible for quarantine-free entry into France if they have completed the two week period after taking both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech or AstraZeneca vaccine. In addition, fully vaccinated customers must also hold a negative Covid-19 PCR-RT valid for 72 hours prior to departure, or a Rapid Antigen test result no more than 48 hours old.

Emirates flight EK077 will depart Dubai to Nice on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays, at 8.45am, arriving at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport at 1.40pm. The return flight, EK078, will depart Nice at 3.55pm arriving in Dubai at 12.10am the next day.

Emirates flight EK081 will depart Dubai to Lyon on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays, at 2.35pm, arriving at Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport at 7.30pm. The return flight, EK082, will depart Lyon at 9.45pm arriving in Dubai at 6.05am the next day. The carrier will serve both Nice and Lyon with its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Emirates currently operates 14 weekly flights to/from Paris, flying its A380.

Emirates has said that it would be accepting eligible travellers to the UK on flights from the UAE to London Heathrow starting June 8, and to Birmingham from June 15 onwards.

Read: Emirates to restart flights from Dubai to the UK this month

The carrier will also resume four weekly services to the island of Phuket from July 2, 2021.

Read more: Dubai’s Emirates to restart flights to Phuket

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