A health worker checks the body temperature of passengers bound for Frankfurt at Dubai International Airport on Monday. AFP
An Emirates aircraft takes off from Dubai International Airport on Monday. AFP
The flights are open to foreign citizens who wish to leave the UAE, but no incoming passengers are allowed. Foreign residents are banned from re-entering until at least mid-April.
Passengers bound for Frankfurt check-in at Dubai International Airport. AFP
Dubai's Emirates, the largest carrier in the Middle East, said it operated a flight to London late on Sunday and another to Frankfurt on Monday as part of its limited resumption.
It said in a statement that it plans to operate four flights a week to London and three weekly flights each to Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Zurich.
Wearing face masks and other protective gear at Dubai International Airport on Monday, some 212 travellers to Frankfurt went through thermal screening before they boarded the aircraft.
Etihad said on its Twitter account that it resumed limited operation with a passenger flight to Seoul on Sunday.
The carrier said it will operate seven flights to Seoul, five to Singapore, six to Manila and two flights to Jakarta through April 21.
Last week Emirates said that cleaning and disinfection of the planes will take place after each flight.
The airline, which had aimed to partially resume passenger flights from May 1, said in a statement all scheduled services would remain grounded until May 16 at the earliest. Earlier in the day, it had said the suspension would last until May 15.
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The aviation industry has been among the worst hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, which has dented travel demand and forced major airlines to lay off staff and seek government bailouts.
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