Emirates boosts operations and connectivity as travel restrictions continue to ease

Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021 21:00

Emirates' A380 lands at Dubai International Airport. — Photo courtesy of Emirates

Emirates announced it is actively responding to the spike in travel demand across its network to make it easier for customers to connect to Dubai and beyond through the scaling up of its operations.

The airline’s move has been put forward following recent announcements of the UAE easing entry protocols for 12 countries, including Viet Nam and the UK adding the UAE on its ‘amber list’ for international travel. The amber list features countries that people in England are only allowed to visit if they quarantine for 10 days on their return.

In line with the easing of restrictions, the airline will be restoring capacity across 29 cities on its network on over 270 flights as well as fine-tuning its schedules to boost frequencies and capacity as demand proliferates for international leisure and business travel.

Passengers travelling from Viet Nam can transit in Dubai and connect across Emirates’ growing network, such as Spain, France, the US and Canada, as entry protocols have eased in the UAE. Travellers arriving in Dubai must meet the specific travel requirements of their desired destination including a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

By October, the airline will also increase its services to 73 weekly flights to the UK, including a six-times a day London Heathrow operation; double daily A380 flights to Manchester, ten weekly services to Birmingham and daily services to Glasgow.

As international borders reopen and travel restrictions ease, Emirates continues to expand its network safely and sustainably, matching capacity with demand in line with market dynamics and operating conditions. The airline has resumed passenger services to over 120 destinations, recovering close to 90 per cent of its pre-pandemic network.

In Viet Nam, the airline currently operates three flights from Ha Noi and four flights from HCM City to Dubai and onward to over 95 destinations around the globe. — VNS

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