Emirates is continuing the process of rebuilding its network, with three route resumptions in Africa and the Middle East.

The carrier will restart flights to Nairobi on August 2, followed by Baghdad and Basra from August 10.

The Nairobi and Basra services will operate three times weekly, while Baghdad will see four flights per week. All three routes will be operated by B777-300ER aircraft.

The latest resumption announcements means Emirates will fly to a total of 67 destinations next month, including seven points in Africa and five in the Middle East.

As well increasing the number of destinations served, Emirates is also gradually reintroducing its A380 superjumbo onto selected services including London, Paris and Amsterdam.

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The airline’s fleet of 115 A380s had been grounded for several months following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with B777s being used to operate flights as the carrier resumes services.

Emirates also highlighted its Covid-19 global cover, whereby the airline will cover all of its customers’ Covid-19 related medical expenses, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel.

The cover is offered regardless of the class of travel, for all flights operating on or before October 31, and is valid for 31 days from when passengers fly the first section of their journey.

No pre-registration is necessary, and impacted customers who have been diagnosed with the virus during their travel should visit emirates.com/covid19assistance.