Emirates Increases Passenger Services To Pakistan, Offers 60 Weekly Flights

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
by Vaishnavi Venkataraman 318

Emirates has announced it will increase its passenger services to and from Pakistan starting 10 August. This will provide enhanced connectivity to over 70 destinations within its current network, via Dubai. The airline is set to ramp up its flight frequency to and from Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Sialkot. Besides, the airline will also resume passenger services to Peshawar. Also, Emirates Promises Travelers A Free Funeral If Infected With Covid.

Emirates Offers 53 Weekly Flights To Pakistan

Emirates will now offer customers 53 weekly flights to Pakistan, increasing the number to 60 weekly flights starting 16 August. All flights will be operated with the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER and tickets can be booked on emirates.com or via travel agents.

The airline will operate 21 weekly flights to Karachi initially. This will then increase to 28 weekly flights starting 16 August. In addition, there will be 10 weekly flights to Islamabad, 7 weekly flights to Sialkot, 10 weekly flights to Lahore, and 5 weekly flights to Peshawar. For more information on flight schedules, click here.

However, travel restrictions remain in place, and travellers will only be accepted if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements. 

Customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors. Covid-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE). The rules applies to UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from. Meanwhile, Here Are The Travel & Testing Rules For Those Travelling Abroad This Summer.

Dubai Is Now Open For Tourists

From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai is one of the most popular global destinations. In 2019, the city welcomed 16.7 million visitors and hosted over hundreds of global meetings and exhibitions, as well as sports and entertainment events. Dubai was one of the world’s first cities to obtain Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety. On that note, Emirates Refunded AED 1.9 Billion To Passengers In Two Months.

Emirates Provides Free Covid Cover For Travellers

Customers can now travel with confidence, as Emirates has committed to cover Covid-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, for passengers diagnosed with during their travel. This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on Emirates until 31 October 2020 (first flight to be completed on or before 31 October 2020), and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey. This means Emirates customers can continue to benefit from the added assurance of this cover, even if they travel onwards to another city after arriving at their Emirates destination.