Emirates to resume flights to multiple destinations

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An Emirates Airliner
An Emirates airliner. PHOTO/COURTESY: emirates.com

Carrier Emirates has announced plans to restart flights to Entebbe, Uganda and Muscat, Oman effective October 1 and October 2 respectively, bringing the total number of cities served by the airline to 94.

 The airline will operate the Entebbe route with three weekly flights on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The addition of Entebbe expands Emirates’ African network to 20 destinations, enabling customers to safely and easily connect to destinations across Europe, the Far East, the Americas, the Middle East and West Asia with one convenient stop in Dubai.

Emirates flight EK 729 will depart Dubai at 1030hrs, arriving in Entebbe at 1500hrs. The return flight, EK 730, will depart Entebbe at 1700hrs, arriving in Dubai at 2325hrs.

Last week the airline similarly announced that it would resume flights to the South African cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town on October 1. Flights to Durban will resume on October 4. The airline is also set to recommence flights to Harare, Zimbabwe on October 1 and Mauritius on October 3.

Flight schedules for Emirates’ South African destinations are set to be unveiled on the company’s website prior to the recommencement date.

On the other hand, Emirates will fly to Harare with two weekly flights linked to its Lusaka service. The linked services will similarly connect Zambia and Zimbabwe to key destinations across the globe

Flights from Dubai to Mauritius will initially operate once a week on Saturdays, supporting the Mauritian government’s repatriation efforts to bring its citizens home, and enabling the recovery of the country’s tourism industry by safely connecting leisure travelers from around the globe to the popular Indian Ocean island destination. 

Customers can now stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors. Ensuring the safety of travelers, visitors, and the community, COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai and the UAE, including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.

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