Emirates to resume its A380 service to Toronto

The airline said it has resumed passengers services to half of its pre-pandemic destination network

  
Emirates to deploy its flagship Airbus A380 to Guangzhou from August 8. Emirates has also resumed A380 services to Amsterdam Schiphol and Cairo this week, along with a second daily A380 flight to London Heathrow Airport. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Emirates to deploy its flagship Airbus A380 to Guangzhou from August 8. Emirates has also resumed A380 services to Amsterdam Schiphol and Cairo this week, along with a second daily A380 flight to London Heathrow Airport. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

The Emirates A380 will begin serving travellers on flights to Toronto starting August 16, 2020. The airline has so far resumed A380 operations to Amsterdam, Cairo, Paris, London Heathrow and Guangzhou (August 8) - taking its A380 network to six cities.

Travellers can fly the Emirates A380 from Dubai to Toronto five times a week. Flights can be booked on emirates.com or via travel agents. Emirates flight EK 241 will depart Dubai at 9:10 and arrive in Toronto at 15:05 local time. The return flight, EK 242 will depart Toronto at 21:45 and arrive in Dubai at 18:30 local time, the following day, the airline said in a statement on Thursday.

With safety as a priority, Emirates is gradually expanding its passenger services to 70 cities in August, returning to over 50 per cent of its pre-pandemic destination network.

Passengers travelling between the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific can enjoy safe and convenient connections via Dubai. Customers from Emirates' network can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors.

PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from, the airline said.

Covid-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai and the UAE, including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.

Emirates has also announced that it is committed to cover Covid-19 related medical expenses, free of cost for passengers, should they be diagnosed with Covid-19 during their travel while they are away from home. This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on Emirates until October 31, 2020 (first flight to be completed on or before October 31, 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.

Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers.

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