Emirates adds 4 flights + ‘Passenger Partnership’

By DG Staff

DUBAI 30 June 2020: Emirates airline has announced that it will add another four destinations to its passenger schedule in July.

The Dubai-based carrier will re-start passenger flights to Cairo and Tunis from 1st July, and Glasgow from 15th July and Male from 16th July.

The addition of these four cities will bring Emirates’ list of destinations up to 52. The flights offer connections between the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas, while ensuring the health and safety of customers and employees on the ground and in the air.

The airline has clarified that from the UAE, only Tunisian nationals and permanent residents of Tunisia are currently able to travel to Tunis. “Travellers originating from certain other countries may enter Tunisia with/without restrictions, and the return flight from Tunis to Dubai and onwards is open to all customers as long as they meet the travel requirements of their destination,” it added.

From 7th July, customers from Emirates’ network can also travel to Dubai with new air travel protocols that facilitate travel for UAE citizens, residents and tourists while safeguarding the health of visitors and communities.

flydubai announces ‘Passenger Partnership’

Flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced a partnership with its passengers as the airline prepares to return to the skies following the lifting of the flight restrictions in the UAE.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said the airline has redesigned its entire passenger journey and built upon the existing high standards of its operations to minimise the risk of transmission of Cpvid-19. For everyone to realise the benefit of travel, passengers need to have confidence that the airline is taking the correct measures and they also need to understand the role they must play to protect themselves and other passengers. This relationship between the airline and the passenger defines the flydubai partnership. It is recognition that the way in which passengers travel has changed and that these protocols set out the new way of travelling.

“In these unprecedented times, we are very conscious of the role that we play as part of the global community in response to Covid-19. We have carefully reviewed the guidance and best practice published by a number of international organisations together with those of our regulator and our industry partners. We have further built on these which has resulted in a layering of measures by the authorities, the airport and flydubai. To realise the benefits of air travel is everyone’s responsibility. We recognise the importance of the role of the passenger in making these measures work. Together we have redefined a new way to travel which creates a partnership. It’s what we do together that will make this work,” said Al Gaith.

The partnership is a set of simple steps that start before a passenger makes a booking until they arrive at their destination. It also recognises that passengers’ plans may need to change and flydubai will offer passengers flexibility in their travel arrangements.

“Our passengers have long enjoyed the benefits and convenience of air travel. As we move into this next phase, we recognise that it is our role to enable travel in a safe environment and the role of the passenger is to be prepared and ready to travel. Only by working together can the passenger make informed decisions to book their travel. They can be confident in knowing that they can amend their travel plans should travel restrictions or personal circumstances change. This is our commitment,” he added.

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