KLM and Air France to resume flights to Dubai in July


With tourists allowed to fly to Dubai again from July, Air France and KLM will be among the first non-local airlines to carry passengers in the emirate.KLM will offer daily flights to and from Dubai, from the airline’s hub in Amsterdam, with the first flight scheduled for Wednesday, July 1.

Air France will fly to Dubai three times a week, with return flights to Paris the following days. The first flight will also travel from Paris to Dubai on Wednesday July 1st.

“All of our flights are operated with additional health measures to keep our passengers safe,” said Yeshwant Pawar, managing director of Air France KLM, the Gulf, Iran and Pakistan.

Departures from Dubai Terminal 2

Air France will operate three flights a week from Dubai to Paris from July 1. Courtesy of Air France

KLM will operate in and out of Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport via a Boeing 777-200. Flight KL428 will depart from Dubai at 2:50 a.m. and land at Amsterdam Schipol at 8:15 a.m. The return leg will leave the Netherlands at 4:30 p.m. and will land in Dubai at 1:10 a.m. Round-trip economy class fares start from 2,315 Dh.

From Paris, Air France will also operate from Terminal 2 in Dubai, with flights served by an Airbus A350-900. Departing from Paris, flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, landing in Dubai at 10:15 p.m. Return flights will head to France on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, departing from Dubai at 12:40 p.m. Round trip fares in economy start from 2,088 Dh.

The Air France KLM group has advised travelers to ensure that they meet all the requirements for entering the country of destination, including the transit criteria.

Flight safety measures

New safety measures have been implemented on all KLM and Air France flights. Courtesy KLM

On all Air France flights, travelers must wear surgical masks and respect social distance as much as possible.

In-flight service has been minimized, with food and beverages consisting mainly of sealed products and individually wrapped items.

The second meal generally served on long-haul flights may be suspended. Duty-free articles, magazines and newspapers are no longer provided.

KLM has similar rules in place, with masks mandatory for all travelers over the age of 10.

Travelers will receive a bag of snacks, fruit and drinks.

Hot meals are only served on flights longer than nine hours.

On flights to Dubai, passengers will receive a bag containing snacks, fruit and drinks, but not hot meals.

Travelers are encouraged to bring their own food for the trip.

Hot drinks and alcoholic drinks are not available.

Relaxation of travel restrictions

Emirates is scheduled to fly to 50 cities in July from Dubai. Courtesy Emirates

Emirates is scheduled to fly to 52 cities in July from Dubai. Courtesy Emirates

Dubai opens its doors to tourists from Sunday July 7. British Airways has announced that it will resume flights to the emirate from London with the first flight scheduled for Friday, July 17.

Emirates and Flydubai both offer flights to multiple destinations from Dubai in July.

Emirates recently announced its flight to Cairo, Tunis, Glasgow and Male, bringing the total number of destinations served by the airline to 52.

Etihad has increased flights to 29 destinations as of Wednesday July 1, but Abu Dhabi is currently not open to tourists.

Updated: June 29, 2020 10:59 AM


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