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UAE: Special Emirates flight to carry only vaccinated crew, passengers next month

Photo: Emirates/Twitter
Photo: Emirates/Twitter

Dubai - Tickets for the special flight are priced at Dh1,000 and Dh2,000 each in Economy and Business Class, respectively.


A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 4:14 PM

Last updated: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 4:15 PM

National carrier Emirates will operate a special flight that will carry only fully vaccinated crew and passengers on board to showcase the UAE's remarkable progress in its vaccination programme.


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On April 10, 2021, the special flight (EK2021) will depart from the Dubai International Airport (DXB) at 12:00 hours local time — to cruise over various areas across the UAE. The flight will return to Dubai at 14:30 hours local time.

The one-off flight is a unique event that not only celebrates the success of the UAE's vaccination programme so far, but also highlights the airline's progress in vaccinating its staff, including pilots and cabin crew.

Passengers will have the opportunity to experience Emirates' newest A380 aircraft, which features the airline's brand-new Premium Economy seats and refurbished cabin interiors across all cabin classes.

The passengers travelling on the special flight will be able to experience all of DXB’s services and amenities prior to boarding the flight.

Cost of tickets

All Emiratis and UAE residents, who have taken the booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine two weeks prior to the departure of the flight, are eligible.

Tickets can be purchased from the airline's contact centre, sales offices in the UAE, and local travel agents.

Each ticket is priced at Dh1,000 and Dh2,000 in Economy and Business class, respectively.

All fares collected for this special flight will be donated to the Emirates Airline Foundation.

The passengers, who will be travelling on this special flight, are expected to arrive at the check-in counter three hours before take-off.

They are required to carry their Emirates ID, passports and vaccination certificate.

All passengers on the special flight will undergo an RT-PCR Covid-19 test free of charge.

They are urged to comply with social distancing norms and wear masks on the journey.


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