Emirates is continuing to rebuild its network, resuming passenger services to major gateways across the world.

The airline announced that it will resume flights to Birmingham from September 1, operating four weekly B777-200LR flights between its Dubai hub and the UK airport.

This means that the airline will now operate 36 weekly flights out of the UK from Birmingham, Glasgow, London Heathrow, and Manchester airports.

Additional services resuming in August include a twice-weekly B777-300ER service to Cebu in the Philippines (August 20), and a three-times weekly B777-200LR service to Houston (August 23).

The latest resumption announcements means Emirates will fly to a total of 74 cities, including six cities in the US.

Earlier this month, Emirates restarted flights to Nairobi, Baghdad and Basra, and announced that it will resume its A380 service to Toronto on August 16.

As of August 1, passengers travelling to Dubai or transiting through the airport must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test.

Emirates has also highlighted its Covid-19 global cover, whereby the airline will cover any Covid-19 related medical expenses should passengers become infected with the virus during their travel.

This cover is applicable for all flights operating on or before October 31, 2020, and valid for 31 days from the first leg of the journey, meaning that passengers will still be covered even if they travel onwards to another city.