KHALEEJ TIMES, Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 | Zul Hijjah 8, 1441
Dubai's Emirates to resume flights to Clark from August 1
Emirates announces the resumption of passenger services to Clark with six
weekly flights from August 1, 2020, boosting its global network to 68
destinations in August and connecting customers to Europe, the Middle East,
Asia Pacific and Africa.
With the resumption of flights to Clark, Emirates will now operate with
scheduled services to two gateways in the Philippines, with services to Manila
being in operation since June 11. Furthermore, the network of destinations that
it now serves in South East and East Asia has reached 13, across ten countries
All flights to Clark will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER and are scheduled
at two convenient timings per week to meet customers' travel needs.
Flights between Clark and Dubai will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Saturdays as EK2520, which departs Dubai at 2:55am and arrives at Clark
International Airport at 15:45, while EK338 will depart Clark at 17:15 and is
scheduled to arrive in Dubai at 21:40.
Flights to Clark on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays will operate as EK2572 and
will depart Dubai at 4:50 and arrive in Clark at 17:40. On the same days, the
return flights to Dubai, operating as EK338, will depart Clark at 19:10 to
arrive in Dubai at 23:35.
Dubai is open
Customers from across Emirates' network can
now to travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for business and leisure
visitors with new air travel protocols that safeguard the health and safety of
visitors and communities.
Free, global cover
for Covid-19 related costs
Customers can now travel with confidence, as Emirates has committed to cover all
Covid-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, should they be diagnosed with
Covid-19 during their travel.
This cover is offered by Emirates free of cost to its customers regardless of
class of travel or destination. It is immediately effective for customers flying
on Emirates until October 31, 2020 (first flight to be completed on or before
October 31, 2020), and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first
sector of their journey. This means Emirates customers can continue to benefit
from the added assurance of this cover, even if they travel onwards to another
city after arriving at their Emirates destination.
Customers do not need to register or fill in any forms before they travel, and
they are not obligated to utilise this cover provided by Emirates.
Any impacted customer who has been diagnosed with Covid-19 during their travel
simply has to contact a dedicated hotline to avail of assistance and cover.
With the gradual re-opening of borders over the summer, Emirates has revised its
booking policies to offer customers more flexibility and confidence to plan
their travel. Customers whose travel plans are disrupted by Covid-19 related
flight or travel restrictions, can simply hold on to their ticket which will be
valid for 24 months and rebook to fly at a later time; request travel vouchers
to offset against future Emirates purchases, or request refunds via an online
form on Emirates' website or via their travel booking agent.
Health and safety
Emirates has implemented a comprehensive
set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety
of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the
distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand
sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers.
Customers are reminded that travel restrictions remain in place, and travellers
will only be accepted on flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry
criteria requirements of their destination