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Dubai’s Emirates to resume passenger services to Lusaka

Dubai’s Emirates to resume passenger services to Lusaka

The resumption will boost the airline’s global network to 79 cities, beginning next month

Dubai-based carrier Emirates will resume passenger services to Lusaka with two weekly flights to/from Dubai, starting September 4, it announced on August 28.

The resumption will boost the airline’s global network to 79 cities, beginning next month.

The restart of services to Lusaka will offer Emirates customers in Zambia the opportunity to travel to Dubai, for onward connections to Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

The addition of Lusaka also broadens Emirates’ reach into Africa with nine destinations served.

Flights to Lusaka will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER, operated on Fridays and Sundays.

Emirates’ flight EK 713 will depart from Dubai at 8.20am, arriving in Lusaka at 1.30pm. The return flight, EK 714 departs Lusaka at 3.30pm, arriving in Dubai at 12.25am the next day.

Customers can book flights on the carrier’s website or via travel agents.

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 will 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

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

Emirates has asked its crew members to take voluntary unpaid leave again, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic weighs heavily on the aviation sector.

Read more: Emirates, Etihad ask crew to take more unpaid leave as virus saps travel demand

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