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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi initiates flights to three new destinations

They include two cities in Egypt and one in Europe

Flydubai to resume flights to Asmara

Flights to Eritrea’s capital start from April 15

UAE’s Air Arabia to resume flights to Sarajevo

Starting May 7, 2021, Air Arabia, will operate three weekly flights from Sharjah to Sarajevo

UAE: All passengers must declare currencies, negotiable instruments valued over Dhs60,000

The value of gifts brought in with travellers should not exceed Dhs3,000

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Abu Dhabi amends ‘green list’ destinations, Saudi back in

The new list, effective from March 8, includes 13 countries, up from 10 in the previous update

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UAE’s Etihad to begin trials for IATA Travel Pass on select routes in March – official

Etihad recently became the first airline in the world with 100 per cent of its operating pilots and cabin crew vaccinated

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flight operations to Newark via Athens

The daily service will commence from June 1, 2021

Engine explosion spurs Boeing 777 groundings in US, Japan

The incident on United Airlines Flight 328 from Denver to Honolulu took place shortly after it took off with 231 passengers and 10 crew members

Dubai’s flydubai gears up for Boeing 737 MAX to rejoin fleet

The General Civil Aviation Authority approved the aircraft to return to service

UAE aviation regulator clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

Local airlines must first provide a plan for bringing the plane back safely

Dubai’s Emirates pauses Melbourne route, extends suspension of flights to South Africa

Flights to South Africa have been suspended until March 10

Dubai International Airport reports 70% dip in passenger traffic in 2020

A total of 2.19 million passengers travelled through the airport in December 2020

Dubai’s Emirates to only carry Saudi nationals on flights to the kingdom

Diplomatic passport holders and health practitioners alongside their families are exempted

Emirates introduces touchless self check-in kiosks at Dubai International Airport

The kiosks allow customers to check-in, receive their boarding pass, choose seats on board, and drop off their bags

Kuwait to start levying airport service fee on all passengers

While KD3 will be levied on passengers departing from Kuwait, arrivals will face a fee of KD2

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Covid-19: Dubai updates travel protocols for all inbound passengers

The validity period for PCR tests has been reduced from 96 hours to 72 hours

Dubai’s RTA completes construction of bus stations at Al Jaffiliya, Al Qusais and Deira

The new stations deliver integrated modern services

Dubai’s Emirates introduces special fares to select destinations

Bookings have to be made between January 19 to February 2, 2021, for travel until June 15, 2021

Dubai’s Emirates to resume operations to Seattle, Dallas and San Francisco

The airline currently serves 114 destinations on six continents

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Dubai airports receive 17.9 million passengers in 2020 – GDRFA

Dubai witnessed an increase in passenger numbers since the emirate reopened to international tourists in July

Dubai’s RTA announces change for maximum number of passengers permitted in taxis

All the passengers will need to sit at the back, leaving the seat next to the driver vacant

Covid-19 impact: How the pandemic wreaked havoc on airlines in 2020

Even with a vaccine that may bring back air travel around the corner, carriers face a desperate few months

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad updates rules for passengers coming from UK

PCR tests must be conducted at a government accredited medical facility

Covid-19 impact: How has the pandemic reset travel for months to come?

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered the course of the travel industry. What are travellers looking for?

Dubai sees surge in UK bookings after travel corridor started

65 per cent of airlines flying in the beginning of 2020 are back to Dubai Airports

Emirates says more than 200,000 passengers will be arriving in Dubai over next two weeks

The airline’s peak travel period for outbound passengers also begins today

Dubai’s Emirates to offer free multi-risk travel insurance coverage

The cover, provided by AIG Travel, is offered to Emirates passengers at no additional cost

RAK International Airport set to receive SpiceJet passenger flights

SpiceJet has repatriated almost 53,000 Indian nationals on approximately 300 flights from the beginning of June

Dubai’s Emirates partners with FlySafair to bolster travel in South Africa

Emirates resumed its operations into Johannesburg and Cape Town on October 1, and Durban on October 8

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