The Dubai airline has been granted approval to start flying from April 6…

For anyone who’s been stranded by the suspension of flights into and out of the UAE due to the coronavirus pandemic, this breaking news may brighten your day.

Emirates Airline has just received approval from UAE authorities to recommence passenger flights from April 6. The flights will initially carry outbound travellers only, flying from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich and Brussels.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline, made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon:

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum assures residents that further announcements will be made soon, and that crew and passenger well-being is the priority.

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All airports in the UAE had originally closed for 14 days from March 26, with the exception of cargo and emergency flights. This move was designed to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus throughout the country.

In a press release on April 2, Emirates advised that “stringent entry restrictions remain in place at these destinations as well as others across the world; travellers advised to check before travel.”

Services will commence on April 6 with four weekly flights to London and three weekly flights to Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich and Brussels.

Updated April 3 to include destinations and flight frequencies