Emirates sees surge in Dubai bookings

Emirates has seen UK passenger bookings to Dubai more than double since the announcement of a UK-UAE travel corridor earlier this month.

The airline also reported booking increases of more than 50% week-on-week for Cape Town, Durban and Bangkok, as well as greater demand for the Maldives. 

It comes after Emirates confirmed it would introduce 15 additional weekly flights to the UK, bringing the total number of weekly flights to 52 in December.

The airline’s A380 aircraft will fly four times a day to London Heathrow, while services to Manchester will increase to 10 flights per week, six of which will be served by an Emirates A380.

Emirates will also increase operations to Birmingham and Glasgow by introducing a daily service to both cities. 

Under the air travel corridor between the UK and UAE, travellers entering the UK from the UAE no longer have to quarantine for 14 days upon return. 

UK travellers heading to Dubai can opt to do their required Covid-19 PCR test 96 hours in advance of their flight, or do the test on arrival in Dubai. 

Emirates has also expanded its multi-risk travel cover in addition to its Covid-19 cover. Provided by AIG, it will be included in the fare and due to begin from December 1.

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