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Emirates adds to network with resumption of flights

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As it continues to rebuild its network, Emirates has announced the resumption of flights to Moscow, Birmingham, Accra, Ghana, Abidjan, Lagos and Abuja.

Emirates will re-start passenger services to Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME) with two flights a week, starting 11 September. The resumption of flights to Moscow will take the airline’s expanding network in Europe to 26 cities – offering Emirates’ global customers more travel options to Europe, and customers in Russia with renewed connections to the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa via Dubai.

Flights to Moscow will operate twice a week – on Fridays and Saturdays.

On Fridays, Emirates flight EK 133 will depart Dubai at 10:10hrs and arrive in Moscow at 14:25hrs local time. The return flight, EK 134 will depart Moscow at 17:35hrs and arrive in Dubai at 23:35hrs local time. On Saturdays, Emirates flight EK 131 will depart Dubai at 16:15hrs and arrive in Moscow at 20:30hrs local time. The return flight, EK 132 will depart Moscow at 23:20hrs and arrive in Dubai at 05:30hrs local time, the following day.

The flights will operate with the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER.

Further flights between Dubai and Birmingham will operate four times a week, utilising an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. These will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, with the inbound flight departing DXB at 7:35 (GST) and arriving in BHX at 12:20 (BST). The outbound flight will depart BHX at 14:20 (BST) and arrive in DXB at 00:25 (GST) the following day.

The resumption of flights from Birmingham makes the airport the fourth Emirates UK gateway to reopen, alongside London Heathrow, Manchester, and Glasgow.

Richard Jewsbury, divisional vice-president UK at Emirates said: “Our teams in Birmingham and Dubai are delighted to be resuming passenger flights, reconnecting the Midlands with Emirates’ global network. We have taken comprehensive steps to keep our passengers, colleagues and communities safe, and look forward to welcoming passengers once again.”

Emirates has also announced it will resume flights to Accra, Ghana and Abidjan, Ivory Coast from 6 September.

Flights from Dubai to Accra and Abidjan will be linked services, operating three times a week. The flights will be operated with the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER.

Flights to Lagos will operate four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Flights to and from Abuja will operate as a daily service.

Further passenger services will resume to Lagos from 7 September and Abuja from 9 September. The resumption of flights to both Nigerian cities takes Emirates’ African network to 13 destinations.

Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community, COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.


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