Emirates to restart UK passenger flights

After halting services last week, the UAE flag carrier has revealed when it expects to restart UK services

Dubai-based Emirates is set to reinstate outbound passenger operations from the UK tomorrow (February 2), after initially stopping flights at the end of last week when the UAE was added to the government’s “red list”.

Initially, the service resumption will include a daily flight from London/Heathrow and four times weekly from Manchester. Connections from Birmingham and Glasgow will continue to be cargo-only.

The Middle Eastern carrier has rostered its Airbus A380s for the services. Aviation Image Network/Simon Gregory

Emirates says travellers from the UK should ensure they are permitted to travel as per latest the UK government advisory and check the local entry requirements of their destination.

In a statement, the company said it, “remains committed to serving our customers in the UK and continues to work closely with all relevant authorities in this regard. The health and safety of our customers, colleagues, and the communities we serve, will always be our top priority.”

On Friday (January 29), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was added to the “red list” of more than 30 countries from which, travel is now banned completely. This does not include British, Irish or third-country nationals with residence rights in the UK, who will be able to enter the UK but are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival along with their household.