Emirates will start to operate scheduled flights to nine destinations from 21 May, 2020.
The resumption of these services is for repatriation flights and travellers will only be eligible if they comply with entry criteria of their destination countries.
From Australia, the carrier will operate three weekly services from both Melbourne and Sydney to Dubai and London Heathrow only.
The Emirates destinations due to resume this month include:
- – London Heathrow (LHR)
- – Frankfurt (FRA)
- – Paris (CDG)
- – Milan(MXP)
- – Madrid (MAD)
- – Chicago (ORD)
- – Toronto (YYZ)
- – Sydney (SYD)
- – Melbourne (MEL)
Conditions apply for repatriation flights, such as all passengers must reconfirm 72 hours prior to departure or their booking will be cancelled. Passengers must also bring their own face mask, hand gloves and abide by social distancing rules.
Etihad Airways has resumed flights between Melbourne and London. They will operate a weekly service from Melbourne to London via Abu Dhabi. Weekly flights from from London will commence on 21 May, 2020.
Qatar Airways will also recommence additional flights from 20 May, 2020. Three weekly flights from Doha to Brisbane will be added to existing daily services to Sydney and Melbourne, as well as four-weekly flights to Perth.
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) anticipates that this will boost a critical cargo channel for Australian businesses and producers.
“This announcement is most welcome and the first major sign the industry has commenced recovery phase following COVID-19 restrictions,” says BAC CEO Gert-Jan de Graaff.
We will continue to update our COVID-19 Travel News as announcements are made. If you have any questions or need assistance with your travel plans, please don’t hesitate to contact your CBT team for the latest information.