Emirates Grows Its Network Centered On Open Destinations – Simple Flying

Emirates is growing its route network centered around open destinations. As Spain reopens, Emirates is holding its flight schedules steady but is ready to lay on more flights as needed. Plus, around the world, more countries are welcoming tourists again as vaccines roll out. From July, the carrier will operate over 280 weekly flights from its Dubai hub to destinations worldwide.

Emirates is restoring its international route network. Reopened countries are getting much of the attention. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

Emirates holds Spain steady for now

Spain will reopen for tourism on June 7th. Passengers who have either passed 14 days after being fully vaccinated or have a COVID-19 PCR test taken 48 hours before arrival will be allowed to enter the country. Proof of a negative result or a physical vaccination certificate must be provided upon arrival.

With Spain’s reopening, Emirates is currently offering nine weekly flights to the country. Five flights per week are operating to Madrid, and four flights a week are flying to Barcelona. Both routes are running with Boeing 777 aircraft, primarily the 777-300ER.

Future increases in frequencies are planned, according to Emirates. In line with increasing demand, Emirates will respond accordingly with frequencies or aircraft upgauges. Frequencies are likely to beat out aircraft swaps as Emirates is operating neither route daily.

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As demand warrants, Emirates will increase frequencies to Spain. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

A growing international network

Emirates highlights that its international network continues to grow as the airline recovers from one of the worst crises it has ever experienced. Vaccines are helping to drive the global reopening, and Emirates is responding in kind as each destination reopens. Emirates highlights the following destinations:

In Europe, Emirates offers quarantine-free travel to Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Spain, and France. France will reopen from June 9th for…

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