Emirates has received approval from authorities in the United Arab Emirates to carry passengers on a limited number of routes.
Effective Monday, flights will commence from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Zurich.
The carrier, which suspended the majority of its operations last month, will offer four flights a week to London Heathrow, and three flights a week to the other cities.
Operating from Dubai International airport Terminal 2 until further notice, these flights will only carry outbound passengers from the UAE.
Emirates – which earlier received the financial backing of the Dubai government – will also carry belly-hold cargo in both directions, supporting trade and communities with the transport of essential goods.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chief executive, Emirates Group, said: “These initial passenger services, although limited to travellers who meet the entry requirements set by the destination countries, will be welcomed by our customers seeking to return home to their countries and families.”
He added: “While we hope to resume full operations as soon as possible, we acknowledge the challenges faced by many cities in dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak.
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