- Emirates returns to serving all three points in the Philippines
- Airline is offering additional capacity for Filipino travellers from the UAE through repatriation flights
Emirates has announced it has resumed scheduled passenger services to Manila, Clark and Cebu. With the lifting of the ban on travellers from the UAE by the Philippines authorities, which took effect on September 6, the airline has resumed seven weekly services to and from Manila, while five weekly flights to Clark and twice weekly flights to Cebu are available for Filipinos and foreign nationals to book.
Services to all three gateways in the Philippines are operated with the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, in a two-class configuration for Manila and offering seats in Business Class and Economy Class, while for Clark and Cebu flights seats in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class will be available for passengers. As mandated by the authorities, restrictions apply on the number of passengers per flight to points in the Philippines, remaining in effect until further notice. Passengers can book tickets on www.emirates.com/ph, Emirates mobile app, via Emirates sales offices or preferred travel agents.
In addition to the commercial flights, Emirates has also obtained the approval from the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines to operate Special Commercial flights in September to Manila. The airline will be operating special “Bayanihan” flights on EK332 on September 18 and 25, to provide additional capacity for citizens wishing to fly home from the UAE. For bookings, customers in the UAE can contact +9714 274 9199.
Only Filipino citizens currently in the UAE will be eligible to book seats on the special flights, and the following requirements will apply:
- All passengers must present a negative RT-PCR result, taken 48 hours prior to boarding
- A 10-day facility-based quarantine, with the date of arrival being the first day, will be applicable to all passengers, followed by a four-day home-based quarantine. Allocations of quarantine facilities at designated hotels will be coordinated by Emirates along with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and/or the Department of Tourism (DOT).
Emirates has been gradually rebuilding its global network, and has resumed passenger services to over 120 passenger destinations, allowing travellers to conveniently and safely connect to the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific via Dubai.
Customers travelling to Dubai from October 2021 until the end of March 2022 can look forward to experiencing Expo 2020 Dubai with its six-month programme packed with experiences for all ages, tastes and interests. Visitors will be able to explore timely and futuristic exhibits, pavilions from over 190 countries and enjoy daily entertainment, including performances, concerts, workshops and more. Emirates customers visiting Dubai, and travelling through Dubai, anytime during the Expo 2020 period, will be eligible to receive a free Emirates Expo Day Pass for every flight ticket booked with the airline.
Dubai safely re-opened for international business and leisure visitors in July 2020, and it remains one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences. It was one of the world’s first cities to obtain Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety.
Travelling with Emirates
Keeping the health and wellbeing of its passengers as top priority, Emirates has introduced a comprehensive set of safety measures at every step of the customer journey. The airline has also been building on its contactless technology offering and has scaled up its digital verification capabilities to provide its customers even more opportunities to utilise the IATA Travel Pass.
Emirates continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services that address traveller needs during a dynamic time. The airline has taken its customer care initiatives further with even more generous and flexible booking policies, an extension of its multi-risk insurance cover, and helping loyal customers retain their miles and tier status.
Customers are encouraged to check their latest government travel guidelines and ensure they meet the travel requirements of their final destination. For more information on entry requirements for international visitors and residents returning to Dubai visit: https://www.emirates.com/ph/english/help/covid-19/dubai-travel-requirements/