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Dubai’s Emirates Group reports first half-year loss in over 30 years

Emirates carried 1.5 million passengers between April 1 and September 30, 2020, down 95 per cent from the same period last year

Dubai Airports receives delegation of Israeli aviation representatives

The two teams discussed preparations for the launch of air services between Dubai and Tel Aviv

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Saudia to resume flights to 13 more destinations in Nov, including cities in India

The additional routes will increase Saudia’s total number of international destinations to 33

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Saudia resumes flights to 20 international destinations

The Saudi airline restarted international flights on September 15 after six-months of Covid-19 restrictions

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Dubai-based NY Koen Group to bid for purchase of Israeli carrier Israir

The Israeli airline is reportedly planning to start flying to Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Ras Al Khaimah international airport to resume scheduled passenger flights

All passengers flying in and out of the facility will be required to follow protocol to present the spread of Covid-19

Air Arabia announces free global Covid-19 cover for all passengers

The cover includes medical expenses and quarantine costs and is valid for 31 days

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Flydubai to resume flights to the Maldives next month

The service expands flydubai’s network to 40 destinations

Air India Express allowed to resume Dubai flights after brief suspension

The airline had been asked to suspend flights to and from Dubai for 15 days since it “erronously” permitted Covid-19 positive passengers onboard two flights

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New low-cost carrier Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to launch daily flights to Cairo

The new service represents the fifth route for Air Arabia Abu Dhabi since its launch in July

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Saudi extends validity of expired residency visas for expats stuck aboard

The decision comes since international passenger flights to and from the kingdom remain suspended

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Dubai carriers Emirates, flydubai revive partnership to offer customers greater travel flexibility

Emirates customers can travel on codeshare flights to over 30 destinations on flydubai, while flydubai customers have over 70 destinations they can travel to on Emirates

Dubai’s Emirates to resume passenger services to Warsaw

The resumption will broaden Emirates’ passenger network to 75 cities in September

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Flydubai resume flights to additional destinations, expanding network to 24

The airline said more than 240 repatriation flights are scheduled in the upcoming weeks

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Cebu Pacific to increase flights between Manila and Dubai from August 13

Dubai-Manila flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays, while the Manila-Dubai service will operate on Sundays and Thursdays

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to more cities

The carrier’s passenger network will broaden to 70 destinations in August

Dubai’s Emirates to operate A380 to Guangzhou from August 8

The airline has now resumed passenger network operations to half of its pre-pandemic destinations

Kuwait Airways

Kuwait issues guidelines to permit entry of people from banned countries

Last week, the cabinet agreed to resume flights from Kuwait International Airport in three phases

Repatriation flights from India to UAE to resume – Air India

Only UAE residents with a stamped copy in their passports can travel on the flights

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Clark from August 1

The airline’s passenger network will grow to 68 destinations in August

India announces additional repatriation flights from UAE

From August 1-29, Air India will repatriate Indian citizens on 22 flights from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi airports

Dubai’s Emirates to resume services to three more cities

The carrier will grow its passenger network to 67 cities in August

Dubai’s Emirates SkyCargo operates over 10,000 flights in 3 months

The flights facilitated the movement of essential commodities and other supplies for individual consumers and businesses worldwide

Dubai’s Emirates to operate repatriation flights to India

The flights will be operated to the Indian cities of Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram, between July 12-26, 2020

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UAE’s new low-cost airline Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to begin flights on July 14

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will start its operations with flights to Egypt, operating two Airbus A320 aircraft

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Kuwait enters second phase of easing Covid-19 restrictions, with malls, cafes and parks reopened

Public and private sectors can resume work with a maximum of 30 per cent capacity

Dubai residents planning to travel abroad must get a permit in order to return

Residents do “not need a Covid-19 test or Dubai government approval to leave Dubai”

Next phase of India’s repatriation initiative will focus on the GCC

Phase four of the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ is set to begin on July 3

Dubai’s Emirates announces flights to seven additional cities in July

The new routes will increase Emirates’ total number of destinations to 48

Expats stranded outside Saudi will only be allowed to return after the pandemic ends

The mechanism for extending the exit and return visa is yet to be announced