Emirates to operate limited passenger flights in May

The airline has announced it will operate special flights from Dubai to select destinations around the world.

April 30: With travel restrictions still in place as a result of the spread of COVID-19 around the world, Emirates Airline has announced that it will operate a number of one-way special flights throughout May.

The airline will be facilitating flights to select destinations in order to carry residents and visitors back to their home countries. Following earlier announcements from the airline, increased health and safety measures have been put in place to ensure minimum risk to its staff and passengers.

Emirates flight schedule for May

As of April 30, Emirates has announced the following passenger flights that will operate across the month of May:

  • Frankfurt: May 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13
  • London Heathrow: May 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14
  • Manila: May 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16
  • Sao Paulo: May 3
  • Shanghai: May 2

How can I book an Emirates flight?

Those who wish to travel to Shanghai must contact the embassy or consulate of the People’s Republic of China in the UAE. All other flights can be booked by eligible passengers on www.emirates.com or through a travel agent; ensure you select ‘one-way’ when booking.

Remember that travel restrictions are in place at destinations around the world, and travellers are urged to check entry criteria before they fly.

If you are seeking further clarity on repatriation bookings, Emirates has outlined steps for how to book a repatriation flight; you can check emirates.com for the latest travel updates.

Important information for passengers

With the increase of services and flights out of Dubai, Emirates have recommenced its operation at Dubai International airport Terminal 3. Customers will be required to follow all health and safety measures required by the UAE authorities and the country of destination.

Passengers are required to apply social distancing guidelines during their journey and wear their own masks when at the airport and on board the aircraft.  Travellers should arrive at Dubai International airport Terminal 3 for check-in, three hours before departure.

Emirates’ check-in counters will only process passengers holding confirmed bookings to the above destinations.

During this time, there will be no online check-in and seat selection available and services such as chauffeur drive and lounge will not be available in any of the destinations.

Emirates will also offer amended services on these flights. Magazines and other print reading material will not be available, and while food and beverages will continue to be offered on board, packaging and presentation will be modified to reduce contact during meal service and the risk of infection.

Cabin baggage will not be accepted on these flights. Carry-on items allowed in the cabin will be limited to laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items. All other items have to be checked in, and Emirates will add the cabin baggage allowance to customers’ check-in baggage allowance.

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