Dubai Airports: A plan to open air travel with London

The CEO of Dubai Airports Corporation, Paul Griffiths, said that a plan is being worked on to open air travel between Dubai and London, indicating that the plan is ready and can be implemented once it is approved by the concerned governments.

In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Griffiths said that testing and quarantine requirements have been agreed upon as well as the operating airlines, pointing out that reviving travel demand is "an essential part of launching the global economy."

He added that negotiations with the United Kingdom to enable flights through this mechanism between the two destinations is one of many similar talks that Dubai Airports is conducting around the world.

Griffiths said that the final agreements are "the next stage that we want very much to move to."

Hong Kong and Singapore are also planning to open an "air travel corridor" that allows travel between the two destinations without the need to undergo quarantine or preventive measures. Work is also underway to establish a travel corridor between London and New York, but it is also waiting for the green light from governments.

Airlines are urging governments to introduce more airways to help stimulate demand, according to Bloomberg.

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