On July 9, 2020, Dubai International Airport (DXB) welcomed back a total of 13 international airlines, following the reopening of Dubai’s skies on July 7.
Airlines that resumed their operations at DXB included Air Blue, Air France, Cebu Pacific, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Gulf Air, KLM, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Middle East Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Philippine Airlines and Royal Jordanian. More carriers are expected to join the list at a later date.
As well as welcoming foreign carriers once more, DXB-based Emirates Airline and flydubai have also boosted their schedules.
CEO, Dubai Airports, Paul Griffiths declared: “We have ensured everything is in place to welcome airlines from around the world back to Dubai as a growing number of bilateral agreements between countries conclude to facilitate the opening of borders and the gradual return of traffic. Our ability to resume passenger operations has been enabled by the significant and early steps the UAE government took to tackle the threat of the spread of the virus, together with the robust health and safety measures in place at DXB, and the excellent advanced healthcare services available here in Dubai.”
Griffiths added: “We remain in close discussions with government officials and airlines to support the resumption of additional services as approvals are granted in the weeks and months ahead. The message is that we are ready to welcome visitors back to Dubai and we will do our utmost to take care of them whilst they are here.”
Travellers are advised to always confirm their terminal of departure and arrival with their airline prior to making their way to the airport, as some carriers may have temporarily changed terminals.
Due to the pandemic, passengers are required to wear masks and gloves, and must arrive at the airport no less than two hours but no greater than four hours before their flight to allow time for any additional screening measures.