Emirates is putting its A380 to service on no less than six routes. The carrier will fly to London, Amsterdam, Cairo, Paris, Guangzhou, and Toronto. It is offering a one of a kind COVID coverage health insurance, valid for 31 days.
Even though the demand for air travel is far from recovering but still the airline is bringing back its A380 into operations. However, the first flight that took off was on July 15, after four months of grounding. It landed at London Heathrow. After that, the airline has added five destinations to the superjumbo’s route. The latest addition, beginning on August 16th, will be five times a week to Toronto.
Flight EK 241 will leave Dubai at 09:10 and land in Toronto at 15:05 local time. The return, EK 242, will depart from Toronto at 21:45, landing back in the UAE at 18:30 the following day.
After the twice-daily flights to London mid-July, Emirates has added the iconic quad-jet to its schedule from Dubai to Amsterdam (daily), Cairo (four times a week), Paris (daily), and Guangzhou. The latter will commence from tomorrow, August 8th, and operate once a week.
However, Emirates plans to continue to gradually expand its deployment in accordance with market demand, along with operational approvals.
As the pandemic is not over yet. The airline will find it difficult to fill its superjumbo during this time.
Other Offers by the Airline
The airline has taken the fight for customer confidence one step further. It is the first carrier in the world to offer free global health coverage for corona-related health expenses. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 within 31 days from the moment you take your first flight, the airline will cover medical expenses with up to €150,000 (about $177,000). Furthermore, it will reimburse any quarantine costs with up to €100 ($118) for 14 days.
However, the airline has made this offer valid between July 23 and October 31, 2020. It is applicable for all travel classes and even has free 24-hour hotline support.
Emirates is the world’s biggest A380 operator. Other airlines have been retiring the superjumbo from their fleet due to the pandemic. But Emiretes says it intends to keep its fleet of A380 for at least another decade.