Emirates Pushes Regular Flight Resumption Until July

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Middle East carrier Emirates is looking as if it will not resume regular flights until at least July. After initially suspending operations in March for two weeks, Emirates has been running a skeleton schedule. All flights have been solely to help repatriate citizens to and from the United Arab Emirates. The airline had planned to begin offering more regular flights before the end of May, but this has now been pushed until the 1st of July.

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Emirates was forced to ground its fleet for two weeks entirely. Photo: Getty Images

Borders closed

When the United Arab Emirates closed its borders on the 20th of March, Emirates was forced to suspend operations entirely. However, from the 6th of April, the airline began operations several flights a week to several destinations, including London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, and Manila, to help stranded travelers return home.

The airline had planned to resume regular flights before the end of May. But due to continued travel restrictions around the world, the airline was forced to reconsider. According to schedule changes reported in Routesonline, the next scheduled flight available for booking is not until the 1st July. Some routes won’t restart until September.