Emirates is adding ten cities back into its network in the coming weeks, as well as increasing frequencies on existing routes.

Flights will resume to Colombo from June 20, Sialkot in Pakistan from June 24, Istanbul from June 25, Auckland, Beirut, Brussels, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from July 1, and Barcelona and Washington DC from July 15.

Note that flights from Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Pakistan will initially only carry outbound passengers to the UAE and onward destinations.

*****UPDATE: Emirates has temporarily suspended flights from Pakistan, after 26 passengers on one of the carrier’s flights from the country to Hong Kong (via Dubai) tested positive for coronavirus.*****

In addition Emirates is increasing frequencies on existing routes in July, namely London Heathrow, Manchester, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Madrid, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, New York JFK, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong (the last of which resumed service this week).

The carrier has been gradually adding routes over the last month or so, with Dubai International airport reopening its Terminal 3 to operate the flights.

The airline has implemented a number of ground and inflight and safety and hygiene measures, including complimentary travel hygiene kits for passengers, containing masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes and hand sanitiser.

Commenting on the news Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ chief commercial officer said:

“Thanks to the UAE authorities’ support and partnership, Emirates has been able to provide smooth and safe journeys for those who need to travel, and we look forward adding flights to more destinations in the coming weeks.

“The UAE government’s recent announcement to ease travel for UAE citizens and residents show the thorough approach that our country is taking with regards to resuming economic activities, and as we gradually return to regular services, Emirates’ number one priority will always be the health and safety of our customers, our crew and our communities.”