Emirates SkyCargo has announced that it is stepping up its readiness to handle the logistical complexities of distributing a potential COVID-19 vaccine globally by creating the world’s first dedicated airside cargo hub for the vaccine in Dubai.
“No announcement has been made regarding mass redundancies at the airline. Any such decision will be communicated in an appropriate fashion,” Emirates spokesperson told Gulf Today on Sunday.
The airline will operate 21 weekly flights to Karachi (increased to 28 weekly flights starting from Aug.16); 10 weekly flights to Islamabad; 7 weekly flights to Sialkot; 10 weekly flights to Lahore; and 5 weekly flights to Peshawar.
Emirates has been voted ‘Best Airline Worldwide’ for the eighth consecutive time by the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021. The airline also took home accolades for ‘Airline with the Best First Class’, and ‘Airline with Best Economy Class’.
"Not only have we effectively safeguarded the health and wellbeing of citizens and residents, we have also weathered the economic impact of the crisis. Thanks to the vision of our founding fathers, combined with our robust institutions and public services, have enabled us to counter the COVID-19 challenge'
Emirates is set to introduce a fourth weekly service between Dubai to Muscat from 28th August, 2021. The increase of flights to and from Muscat
Air Arabia and Lakson Group said in a statement that the new airline will benefit Pakistan's travel and tourism sector, as well as contribute to the country's economic growth and job creation.
Emirates will operate the A380 on its daily EK123/124 service. Flight EK123 will depart Dubai at 10:45 and arrive in Istanbul at 14:25. The return flight EK124 will depart Istanbul at 16:25 and arrive in Dubai at 21:50. All times are local.
In September, Emirates embarked on a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai hub to support its operational requirements arising from the travel industry recovery.