Emirates has announced that they will be relaunching services to Heathrow with a limited number of flights.
From next Monday (April 6) the Dubai-based carrier will operate four flights a week to London using their fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The flights will only carry outbound passengers from the UAE. Emirates will also carry belly-hold cargo in both directions, supporting trade and communities with the transport of essential goods.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates airline and Group said: “These initial passenger services, although limited to travellers who meet the entry requirements set by the destination countries, will be welcomed by our customers seeking to return home to their countries and families. We would like to thank the UAE government and all our partners for their support in ensuring the smooth operation of our flights.
“While we hope to resume full operations as soon as possible, we acknowledge the challenges faced by many cities in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. Our network can only be restored with the easing of travel restrictions, and we maintain close contact with all authorities for latest updates. We are working closely with the authorities to resume our services, keeping in mind the safety and wellbeing of our crew and customers at every step of the journey. We continuously review the situation and will announce any additional services as they become available.”
Only Business Class & Economy Class seats are available on the new flights and a limited on-board service will be in effect. Whilst food and beverages will still be served there will be no magazines or print reading material available. Emirates’ Lounge and Chauffeur Drive services will be temporarily unavailable during this period as well.