Emirates adds Birmingham, Cebu and Houston, taking its network to 74 cities

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This will bring Emirates’ network to 74 destinations, offering travelers convenient connections between the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas through its Dubai hub. — WAM photo
This will bring Emirates’ network to 74 destinations, offering travelers convenient connections between the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas through its Dubai hub. — WAM photo

DUBAI — Emirates airline has announced it will resume passenger services to Birmingham in the United Kingdom from Sept. 1, Cebu in the Philippines from Aug. 20, and Houston in the United States from Aug. 23.

This will bring the airline’s network to 74 destinations, offering travelers convenient connections between the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas through its Dubai hub.

Flights between Dubai and Birmingham will operate four times a week, while flights between Dubai and Cebu will operate two times a week, utilizing an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the airline said on Wednesday.

Emirates’ flights between Dubai and Houston will operate three times a week, utilizing an Emirates Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. The airline currently offers passenger services to five gateways in the United States including New York JFK, Washington D.C., Boston (Aug. 15), Chicago and Los Angeles — expanding its US network to six cities, and offering 27 weekly flights to the country.

Customers can book flights on emirates.com or via travel agents.

COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from, the airline noted. — WAM


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