UAE government authorities have decided to open airports and airspace for international flights gradually. During a press briefing On Wednesday, the spokesperson of National Crises and Management Authority, Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri told media that authorities made this decision after deeply looking into coronavirus situation.
According to the press briefing, this decision will allow transit or connecting flights (people traveling to other countries via UAE), repatriation of expatriates to their home country, the return of stranded UAE residents/citizens to UAE, and other special flights. The general inbound and outbound, international flights will still remain suspended until further notice.
UAE national airlines Emirates, Etihad, Fly Dubai and Air Arabia are allowed to start this flight operation. These airlines would announce further details about their activities and flight schedule from June 04, 2020. Passengers should visit the official website of airlines for more information on flight schedule and booking of flight tickets.
Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi airports are now open for transit flights.
President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has welcomed this decision and told that Fly Dubai and emirates airlines would soon resume more flights to more cities with connections to, and through, Dubai.
We welcome the UAE authorities' decision to re-open UAE airports for all connecting travellers. @Emirates and flydubai will shortly announce the resumption of passenger flights to more cities with connections to, and through, Dubai. @DXB pic.twitter.com/3ZSnagAo29
— HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (@HHAhmedBinSaeed) June 3, 2020
Source of this news: Khaleej Times