The United Arab Emirates has announced that it will gradually open its airspace to allow limited flights to operate.
Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri: "The UAE government decided to resume transit flights by national transportation companies, Etihad, Emirates, Fly Dubai and Arabia via the airports of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
The decision to resume flights comes after a comprehensive evaluation of the status of Coved."
A spokesman for the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority told a news conference on Wednesday.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, CEO and Chairman of the Emirates Group, welcomed the decision, and said that Dubai Airlines will soon announce the resumption of passenger flights. He said: "We welcome the decision of the UAE authorities to reopen the Emirates airports for all connected travelers. The UAE and flydubai will soon announce the resumption of passenger flights to more cities that have links to and through Dubai."
Al-Dhaheri added that at present, only transit and private flights will be allowed to return expatriates or facilitate the return of residents and citizens. The official pointed out that the decision to suspend regular and domestic flights is still in effect, adding that the government is working closely with the General Authority of Civil Aviation as well as health authorities to develop comprehensive guidelines to ensure the health and safety of passengers at all. Times.
"Airport personnel across the country have been well trained in precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, including examining passengers and dealing with suspected cases," he added.
Al Dhaheri said that the airlines will announce in the coming days the procedures related to their operational activities, and implement comprehensive safety measures in all airports in the country to ensure the safety of passengers on these flights.