Dubai Airports' website showed that the total number of scheduled flights (departing and arriving) yesterday, for passenger services through Dubai International Airport, reached 154 flights, compared to 117 flights the same day last week, with a growth rate of 31.6%.
These flights operated 13 national and foreign airlines to international destinations in the six continents of the world, the largest part of which were for the Emirates Airlines and flydubai.
Destinations and companies
The list of flights to Arab stations included: Bahrain, Kuwait, Alexandria, Khartoum, Amman, Cairo, Beirut, and other destinations, at a time when the data showed a continuous increase in the movement of scheduled flights, with the entry of new stations to the network of air carriers.
The total number of airlines that have resumed regular flights to Dubai International Airport reached 16 national and foreign companies 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 return Residents holding residency permits issued from Dubai.
Dubai Airports Corporation welcomed this week the start of regular flights of British Airways, to join a list of international companies that include: "Blue Air", "Air France", "Cebu Pacific", "EgyptAir", Ethiopian Airlines, "Gulf Air" KLM, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Middle East Airlines, Pakistan Airways, Philippine Airlines, and "Royal Jordanian".
In addition to the regular scheduled flights for airlines, "special" (return and evacuation) flights are also run through the airport, which handled 86 million and 396 thousand and 757 passengers throughout 2019, and plays a key role in connecting global travel, as the largest airport in the world In terms of numbers of international passengers.
Precautions continue throughout the airport, to maintain the health and safety of travelers and employees. The measures include a protective mesh glass upon check-in and passport checking ports, a "remote" thermal check, a manual temperature check, marking of physical spacing and increasing sterilization levels, according to international standards established by the competent authorities.
In turn, «Emirates Airlines» said it will resume operating flights to: Guangzhou, Addis Ababa, Oslo, allowing its customers more travel options between the Middle East, Asia and the Asia Pacific region, Africa and Europe, stressing that it will increase its regular flights to 62 Station within its network of destinations next August.
Emirates Airlines began operating the A380 giant planes to serve passengers on its flights to London Heathrow and Paris, starting from July 15, and announced that it would restart its giant plane to serve its daily flight to Amsterdam, starting from the first of August next, in addition to A second daily flight is operated by the same plane to London Heathrow.
"Flydubai" company has resumed its regular flights, starting from the seventh of this July, to 24 international destinations, coinciding with the resumption of international tourism traffic to Dubai.
The airline welcomed its first travelers from the tourists to the emirate on board its regular flights, after lifting flight restrictions that were developed in response to measures related to «Covid-19».