Emirates airline says issued over $517mln in refunds in past two months

Dubai-based carrier is operating a limited numbers of flights on a reduced network

  
In the past two months, Emirates has processed nearly 650,000 refund requests, returning over AED 1.9 billion to its customers and making good on its promise to expedite refunds after the pandemic disrupted travel plans for customers around the world. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

In the past two months, Emirates has processed nearly 650,000 refund requests, returning over AED 1.9 billion to its customers and making good on its promise to expedite refunds after the pandemic disrupted travel plans for customers around the world. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

DUBAI: Emirates, one of the world's biggest long-haul airlines, has processed close to 650,000 refunds over the past two months, refunding over 1.9 billion dirhams ($517 million), it said on Thursday.

The Dubai-based carrier is operating a limited numbers of flights on a reduced network after the coronavirus pandemic brought global aviation to a near halt this year.

Emirates expects to process more than 500,000 refunds in the next two months, Chief Commercial Officer Adnan Kazim said in a statement.

($1 = 3.6728 UAE dirham)

(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Edmund Blair) ((Alexander.Cornwell@thomsonreuters.com;))

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