Coronavirus Crisis: Emirates to fly UAE nationals home for free on all flights

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UAE nationals to fly home for free on all Emirates flights
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Baluku Geoffrey

United Arab Emirates (UAE) nationals stranded abroad, will starting next week be flown back home by Emirates Airline, Africa Tembelea has learnt.

“With the start of limited passenger services from Dubai next week, Emirates will fly UAE nationals home for free on all flights,” its chairman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, said on Twitter.

“UAE nationals currently stranded overseas can contact their closest UAE embassy for assistance. Emirates stands with the UAE,” he said on Friday, April 3, 2020, adding that Emirates stands with the UAE.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum latest update follows his tweet yesterday where he announced that, the airline had received approval from UAE authorities to restart flying a limited number of passenger flights.

“…Emirates looks forward to the gradual resumption of passenger services in line with lifting of travel and operational restrictions, including assurance of health measures to safeguard our people and customers,” he said.

Dubai-owned carrier Emirates, the largest in the Middle East with 271 wide-body aircraft, grounded passenger operations last week as the UAE halted all passenger flights to fight the spread of coronavirus.

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