Emirates will fly its A380 aircraft on its weekly Guangzhou route starting from August 8.

The UAE-based carrier has so far resumed A380 services to five cities and says it plans to gradually expand the deployment of the popular aircraft in line with demand and operational approvals.

The airline currently has 115 A380s in its fleet and is waiting for another eight of the aircraft to join its fleet.

Emirates has also restarted its A380 operations to Amsterdam and Cairo this week, and introduced a second daily A380 service to London Heathrow.

Customers can currently fly the Emirates A380 daily to Amsterdam, four times a week to Cairo, twice daily to London Heathrow, once daily to Paris, and once weekly to Guangzhou (from 8 August).

The airline is gradually expanding its passenger services to 68 cities in August, returning to 50 per cent of its pre-pandemic destination network.

All passengers arriving in Dubai from any destination, including passengers connecting in Dubai, must have a negative Covid-19 test certificate to be accepted on the flight.

The Covid-19 test must be taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure. This excludes children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability, says the airline.

In July, Emirates announced that it will cover Covid-19 medical expenses and quarantine costs for 14 days.

Emirates offers free cover for Covid-19 expenses