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Emirates flights to return next week after short pandemic shutdown


Less than a week after it announced the cancellation of some services to Australia, Emirates will resume passenger flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from next week.

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From Monday, flights will resume to Sydney, while services will return to Melbourne from Tuesday and to Brisbane from Thursday.

Passenger flights between Dubai and Perth, as well as cargo operations to all Australian points, continue as scheduled.

Hundreds of Australians were last week left stranded after the major airline announced the cancellation on Friday night.

A statement from the airline read: “We regret the inconvenience caused to our customers in the period where we had to temporarily suspend our services.

“The pandemic has made international flying incredibly challenging, and the dynamic restrictions and requirements implemented by the different state authorities in Australia had added complexity and burden to our operations.

“This led us to temporarily suspend passenger services while we engaged with various stakeholders regarding crew protocols and other operational details.”

– ABC / © 2020 Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

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