Emirates Airlines to resume flights to Cairo, Tunis

The Dubai-based airline is continuing to rebuild its flight network after resuming international passenger services in May.

al-monitor Tons of medical equipment and coronavirus testing kits provided by the World Health Organization are pictured passing by an Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-861, at the al-Maktum International airport in Dubai on March 2, 2020, as it is prepared to be delivered to Iran with a United Arab Emirates military transport plane. Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images.

Jun 29, 2020

Emirates Airlines is continuing to add Middle Eastern destinations to its flight schedule, the airline announced today.

On Wednesday, the Dubai-based carrier will resume flights to Cairo and Tunis. The airline said it would restart flights to destinations in Scotland and the Maldives on July 15 and 16, respectively, according to a press release.

Passenger flights in and out of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stopped in March amid the coronavirus pandemic. The revenue losses forced Emirates, a major global airline, to cut jobs.

Beginning July 1, UAE residents returning from abroad must first obtain proof of a negative COVID-19 test, the state news agency reported today.

In May, Emirates began resuming flights to multiple continents. It will be flying to 52 destinations with the July additions, the airline said.

Emirates continues to subject its routes to virus concerns. Last week, it stopped flights from Pakistan after an outbreak of the coronavirus on an Emirates flight from Pakistan to Hong Kong via Dubai.

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