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Emirates Will Resume Flights to Nine Cities on May 21

Emirates Will Resume Flights to Nine Cities on May 21

Emirates is ready to fly again. The Dubai-based airline will resume flying passengers to nine destinations on May 21, including one city in the United States.

The Routes

Emirates will begin flying routes from Dubai to Chicago, London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Toronto, Sydney, Frankfurt, and Melbourne. Including Chicago on the list makes Emirates one of the first airlines to resume long-haul flights to the United States.

If you’ve been following travel news closely, you may recognize that several of the cities on Emirates route list have travel bans in place. To accommodate those travel bans, Emirates will only be accepting passengers who meet the criteria for travel in their destination countries.

“We are pleased to resume scheduled passenger services to these destinations, providing more options for customers to travel from the UAE to these cities,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ chief operating officer in a statement.

Safety Guidelines

“We have implemented additional measures at the airport in coordination with the relevant authorities in respect to social distancing and sanitization,” Emirates’ statement continues. “The safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and communities, remain our top priority.”

Emirates passengers will be screened via blood test. All cabin crews, boarding agents, and ground staff will wear personal protective equipment that includes safety visors and disposable gowns. Flights will not include printed reading material, and all in-cabin baggage must be checked. Planes will be disinfected between each flight.


View Comments (3)


  1. model_un

    May 15, 2020 at 10:26 am

    What does this mean: “all in-cabin baggage must be checked.” checked for the virus or CHECKED as in you will not be allowed to bring anything into the cabin… I can understand some limitations, make the size smaller… to eliminate completely is a bit much… Will they still allow backpacks? laptop bags… Clarity please.

  2. mrx900

    May 15, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    And what will the business/first class experience be like? We need more details….esp about in cabin luggage being checked in. That sounds ridiculous.

  3. irishguy28

    May 19, 2020 at 2:59 am

    @model_un: From the Emirates website ( “Pack all your belongings in your checked in bags. Only minimal cabin baggage is allowed on board.”

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