Emirates to begin flights from Sialkot on June 24

ISLAMABAD: The Dubai-based airline Emirates, on Thursday, announced that it will be flying scheduled flights for travellers from Sialkot from June 24. 

In total, Emirates has added 10 more international destinations including Colombo from June 20, Sialkot from June 24, Istanbul from June 25, Auckland, Beirut, Brussels, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from July 1 and Barcelona and Washington DC from July 15.

Emirates’ flights from Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Pakistan, would only carry outbound passengers to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and onward destinations.

This will take the total number of Emirates destinations on offer for travellers, providing more options for customers who wish to return home or those travelling for essential purposes, Gulf news reported.

“Thanks to the support and partnership from the UAE authorities, Emirates has been able to provide smooth and safe journeys for those who need to travel, and we look forward to adding flights to more destinations in the coming weeks,” said Emirates Chief Commercial Officer Adnan Kazim. 

“The UAE government’s recent announcement to ease travel for UAE citizens and residents show the thorough approach that our country is taking with regards to resuming economic activities, and as we gradually return to regular services, Emirates’ number one priority will always be the health and safety of our customers, our crew and our communities,” he said.

Additionally, Emirates is expected to add flight frequencies to 14 cities in July including London (Heathrow), Manchester, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Madrid, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, New York (JFK), Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Customers can book to fly between destinations in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe or the Americas, with a connection in Dubai, as long as they meet travel and immigration entry requirements of their destination country.

The flights can be booked via the airline’s website or travel agents.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the airline has implemented a set of measures to ensure safety on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes to all passengers.

As travel restrictions remain in place, only passengers who comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries will be accepted on flights. 

Meanwhile, residents returning to the UAE can check the latest requirements on the airline’s website.

The airline’s Chief Operating Officer had previously told local media that it aims to serve 50 destinations in June.


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