Dubai airports today welcomed the resumption of the scheduled operations of foreign airlines at Dubai International Airport, with 13 international airlines resuming their scheduled flights this week following the recent decisions and facilities adopted by the Dubai government, which included allowing travel starting from June 23 and starting to receive tourists as of July 7 In addition to allowing the return of residents who hold residency permits issued from Dubai.
The list of carriers included: Blue Air Airlines, Air France, Cebu Pacific, Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Gulf Air, KLM, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Middle East Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Royal Jordanian . More tankers are expected to join later in a move that will boost air transport locally and globally. In addition to foreign airlines, Emirates and flydubai have enhanced their schedules and flights to serve dozens of international destinations.
"We have made sure that everything is in place to welcome international airlines and return flights to Dubai with the conclusion of an increasing number of bilateral agreements between countries to facilitate the opening of borders and the gradual return of transit and travel," said Dubai Airport Chief Executive Officer Paul Griffiths.
Griffiths added, "Our ability to resume passenger operations has been strengthened thanks to the important and early steps taken by the UAE government to deal with the threat of the spread of the virus, along with the strong health and safety measures in place at Dubai International Airport and the advanced and excellent healthcare services available here in Dubai." In close discussions with government officials and airlines to support the resumption of additional services, we expect more approvals in the coming weeks and months. "
“Our message is that we are ready to welcome visitors back to Dubai and we will do our best to take care of them while they are here,” Griffiths said.