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Emirates to resume 2 weekly flights to Cebu

BACK IN THE SKY. Emirates Airlines is making a comeback to Cebu on Aug. 20, months after the airline took a temporary halt in travel movements due to the global spread of Covid-19. / SUNSTAR FILE

EMIRATES has announced it will resume passenger services to Cebu on Aug. 20, with twice-weekly services utilizing a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and bringing its gateways in the Philippines to three.

The airline will also resume services to Birmingham on Sept. 1 and Houston on Aug. 23. This will bring the airline’s network to 74 destinations, offering travelers convenient connections between the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas through its Dubai hub.

Once scheduled services resume to Cebu, Emirates would have returned to operating out of three gateways in the Philippines. Scheduled services to Clark resumed earlier this month while flights to Manila have returned to operation since June 11.

“We are pleased to restart our operations to Cebu once again and resume our operations to all three points in the Philippines. This is a significant milestone in our recovery and we are delighted to be able to serve our customers across the country in an efficient manner, helping passengers to return home or connect to other destinations in our growing network. We would like to thank the authorities for making this possible and look forward to welcoming travelers onboard. With comprehensive safety measures in place, in the air and on the ground, Emirates is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of passengers, crew and our employees at every step of the journey,” said Satish Sethi, country manager for Emirates-Philippines.

Twice-weekly service

The twice-weekly service between Cebu and Dubai will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays as flight EK2607/2608 until Aug. 27. Starting from Sept. 1 the flight will operate as EK338/339, on the same schedule.

Emirates’ flights on the Dubai-Birmingham route will operate four times a week, operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, while flights between Dubai and Houston will operate three times a week utilizing a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

The airline currently serves five gateways in the United States including New York JFK, Washington DC, Boston (Aug. 15), Chicago and Los Angeles—expanding its US network to six cities and offering 27 weekly flights to the country.

Customers can book flights on emirates.com or via travel agents.

Customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has reopened for international business and leisure visitors.

Covid-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from. / PR


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