Emirates resumes flights to Birmingham, taking its network to 74 cities

posted on 12th August 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Emirates resumes flights to Birmingham, taking its network to 74 cities

Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Birmingham from 1 September, operating four weekly Boeing 777-200LR flights between Dubai and Birmingham Airport. The announcement means that from September, Emirates will operate 36 weekly flights out of the UK, connecting passengers to Dubai and beyond from its Birmingham, Glasgow, London Heathrow, and Manchester gateways.

 

The airline has also announced it will resume passenger services to Cebu (20 August), and Houston (23 August). Flights between Dubai and Cebu will operate two times a week, utilising an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. This will bring the airline’s network to 74 destinations, offering travellers convenient connections between the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas through its Dubai hub.

 

Emirates’ flights between Dubai and Houston will operate three times a week, utilising an Emirates Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. The airline currently offers passenger services to five gateways in the United States including New York JFK, Washington DC, Boston (15 August), Chicago and Los Angeles – expanding its U.S. network to six cities, and offering 27 weekly flights to the country.

Customers can book flights on emirates.com or via travel agents.

 

Customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors. 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.

 

Destination Dubai: From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai is one of the most popular global destinations. In 2019, the city welcomed 16.7 million visitors and hosted over hundreds of global meetings and exhibitions, as well as sports and entertainment events. Dubai was one of the world’s first cities to obtain Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety.

 

Free, global cover for COVID-19 related costs: Customers can now travel with confidence, as Emirates has committed to cover COVID-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel while they are away from home. This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on Emirates until 31 October 2020 (first flight to be completed on or before 31 October 2020), and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey. This means Emirates customers can continue to benefit from the added assurance of this cover, even if they travel onwards to another city after arriving at their Emirates destination. For more details: www.emirates.com/COVID19assistance