UAE carriers Etihad, Emirates announce resumption of flights to UK
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UAE carriers Etihad, Emirates announce resumption of flights to UK

UAE carriers Etihad, Emirates announce resumption of flights to UK

From August 11 until October 30, Emirates will operate four weekly flights between Dubai and Glasgow

Gulf Business

Dubai carrier Emirates will be restarting services to Glasgow in the United Kingdom, it announced on August 6.

From August 11 until October 30, flights between Dubai and Glasgow will operate four times a week on Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR, in a two-class configuration.

Emirates flight EK 27 will depart Dubai on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 7.50am, arriving at Glasgow International Airport at 12.45pm the same day. The return flight, EK 28, will depart Glasgow at 2.35pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving in Dubai at 1.05am the following day (all times are local). From September, Emirates will increase its flight frequency to a daily service.

Last week, the UAE was shifted onto the UK’s ‘amber’ list for travel, effective Sunday August 8. Travellers arriving in the UK from Dubai no longer need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel, provided they are fully vaccinated.

Read: UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and India removed from UK’s travel red list

Adnan Kazim, Emirates chief commercial officer said: “Emirates welcomes the decision to add the UAE to the UK’s ‘amber list’ for international travel, reflecting the extensive steps that have been taken to mitigate the spread of the virus in the UK and UAE. Since the UK’s announcement, we’ve seen a huge surge in queries from customers desperate to travel to see their families, planning their kids’ return for the new school term, as well as their postponed business or holiday travel. Emirates is reviewing our operations to various points in the UK and any service restart will be announced in the usual fashion.”

In an attempt to rebuild its global network, Emirates has resumed passenger services to over 120 destinations, allowing travellers to connect to the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific via Dubai, a statement read.

Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways will also resume passenger flights to London and Manchester from August 8.

Unvaccinated guests travelling from the UAE will be required to have a negative PCR test 72 hours before departure and to undergo 10 days home quarantine, as well as follow up Covid-19 tests on day two and day eight. Fully vaccinated guests who had their vaccine administered in the UK, US or Europe are exempt from quarantine and the day eight test.

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