Following the UAE’s recent announcement that it will ease entry protocols for 12 countries* and the United Kingdom adding the UAE to the Amber List, the emirate is actively responding to the growing demand for travel across its route network. and is expanding its operations to make up for it. It has become easier for customers to connect with Dubai and beyond.
As restrictions are eased, the airline will restore capacity to more than 270 flights in 29 cities on its route network and adjust its flight schedules to increase frequencies and capacity as demand for international leisure and business travel increases. .
Extended flights to/from Great Britain
By October, the airline will expand its service to the UK to 73 weekly flights, including six daily flights to London Heathrow, twice daily A380 flights to Manchester, ten weekly flights to Birmingham and daily flights to Glasgow.
Emirates will serve London Heathrow with three daily flights with immediate effect, all of which will be operated by the flagship A380. By mid-October, the airline will again expand its flight operations to six daily flights, four of which will be served by the A380.
For Emirates customers who wish to travel to Great Britain, the airline has optimized flight schedules to create the best connections across its route network – particularly to major cities in Africa such as Johannesburg, Cape Town and Lusaka, and West Asia , such as Karachi, Islamabad and other cities. Current UK travel requirements can be found here.
The United States’ proposal to strengthen and resume operations across Africa
Emirates currently flies to 12 cities in the United States with more than 70 weekly flights and will add additional frequencies in Houston, Boston and San Francisco during August to accommodate the seasonal influx of passengers.
As of August 13, the airline will also increase the capacity of its four weekly flights to New York JFK with its flagship A380, improving travel options for passengers flying to the US metropolis from the airline’s entire route network.
Emirates has increased the number of flights to Johannesburg from seven to 11 a week and is also offering four connections to Durban. The airline also flies three times a week from Cape Town. From there, travelers headed to the three South African Emirates gateways can safely fly to Europe, the Middle East, West Asia and the United States.
Flights to and from South Africa are planned to provide convenient connecting flights to four Emirates gateways in the UK as well as the wider Emirates network in the United States.
The airline has also restored capacity for its flights from Lusaka (connected to Harare) and Entebbe, with five weekly flights each.
By opening international borders and easing travel restrictions, Emirates continues to safely and sustainably expand its route network and adapt capabilities on demand. The airline has resumed passenger traffic to more than 120 destinations, restoring about 90% of its pre-pandemic route network.
Health & Safety
For Emirates, the health and well-being of passengers is a top priority. The airline has therefore introduced a comprehensive package of security measures for every stage of the customer journey, ranging from contactless technologies to digital verification options for a less complex travel experience.
(red / EK)