Dubai-based carrier Emirates will resume flights between the emirate and Venice from July 1, initially offering three flights a week on the route, it announced on Monday.
The airline will also increase services to Milan from eight to 10 weekly flights in July. This will comprise of a daily service on the Dubai-Milan-New York JFK route, and thrice-weekly return flights between Dubai and Milan.
The airline’s total services to Italy – together with Emirates’ five weekly flights to Rome and thrice-weekly flights to Bologna, will scale to 21 weekly flights in July. The carrier will serve Venice, Milan, Rome and Bologna with its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Emirates’ expansion of flight services in Italy follows the start of ‘Covid-Tested flight’ arrangements, which allow its passengers to travel to Italy without quarantine on arrival. Effective June 2, Emirates customers travelling to Italy aged 2 years and above, are required to hold a negative Covid-19 PCR-RT or Rapid Antigen test result valid for 48 hours prior to departure. Travellers must also take a Rapid Antigen swab test on arrival in Italy, at their own cost.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates chairman and chief executive said: “We welcome the Covid-tested flight arrangements. As a global commercial hub, and home to people from more than 200 nations, Dubai and the UAE have spared no effort to keep communities safe from the pandemic. We hope that more countries will consider similar arrangements to facilitate quarantine-free travel.”
The airline also recently introduced contactless technology to ease the customer journey through Dubai airport.
Earlier this month, Emirates offered special fares to 10 destinations, now open for visitors.