With the easing of travel restrictions ahead of the World Expo event in Dubai, Dubai’s Emirates Airline, plans to ramp up flights to the United States, as millions of visitors are expected to arrive in Dubai in time for the expo.
The airline has announced increase in flights to various U.S. destinations from October and aims to restore over 90 percent of its pre-covid frequencies to the country by early December.
This month, the US lowered its travel warning for the UAE to level 3 from level 4.
Given the widespread border curbs, which prevented travellers from making the intercontinental journeys, Emirates Airline was also hit hard by the pandemic.
Now, with the travel demand gathering pace, the airline has ramped up operations and has announced plans to recruit 3000 cabin crew, and 500 airport staff for its Dubai hub over the next six months.
Daily cases have been dipping in the UAE, and this has brought about one of the world’s fastest vaccination programs.
Dubai is preparing to host the Expo event in October and aims to draw in more than 25 million visitors in six months’ time.