Emirates airlines announces that they will operate a limited number of passenger flights for the month of May 2020. These are be outbound repatriation flights and are meant for citizens of the destinations to go back to their home countries.
Below is the list of destinations included in the passenger services:
- Dubai to Frankfurt – May 2, 04, 06, 09, 11, 13
- Dubai to London Heathrow – May 03, 05, 07, 10, 12, 14
- Dubai to Manila – May 03, 06, 08, 10, 13, 15, 16
- Dubai to Sao Paulo – May 03
- Dubai to Shanghai – May 02
Repatriation Flights by Emirates Airlines for May 2020
Please be advised that passengers who wish to return home need to be aware of the requirements and follow proper safety precautions.
Those who wish to travel to Shanghai must contact the embassy or consulate of the People’s Republic of China in the UAE. For all other flights, passengers can book directly on emirates.com or via their travel agent.
Only citizens of the destination countries, and those who meet the entry requirements of the destination will be allowed to board. Customers will be required to follow all health and safety measures required by the UAE authorities and the country of destination.
Similar to other repatriation flights that Emirates has operated thus far, for health and safety reasons, the airline will offer a modified inflight service that reduces contact, and the risk of infection. More information is available on emirates.com.
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) April 21, 2020
Emirates’ Lounge and Chauffeur Drive services will be temporarily unavailable during this period and in-flight Wi-Fi service is available for purchase only. On board Emirates’ flights, seats are pre-allocated where possible with vacant seats placed between individual passengers or family groups in observance of physical distancing protocols.
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.
Below is a Tweet from Emirates Airline:
Emirates announces limited passenger flights in May to Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Manila, Sao Paulo and Shanghai. The special flights will facilitate travel for residents and visitors wishing to return home.https://t.co/ZTu4p6nkr5 pic.twitter.com/eytrO1ZPhh
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) April 30, 2020
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.
All Emirates aircraft will go through enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes in Dubai, after each journey.