Emirates (EK/UAE) has officially resumed flights from Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) today with the arrival of this mornings flight from Dubai (DXB/OMDB).
EK17, a Boeing 777-300ER, touched down at 11:42 local time this morning for the first time since travel restrictions were imposed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Jason McVeigh, Emirates Deputy Airport Services Manager at Manchester Airport said: “Our teams in Manchester and Dubai are delighted to be resuming flights for passengers, reconnecting the North with Emirates’ global network after a pause. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board and have taken comprehensive steps to keep passengers, colleagues and communities safe.”
The return flight is due to take-off at 14:05 local time for its return trip to Dubai.
Emirates will be operating the service twice-weekly on a Wednesday and Saturday and has introduced a range of measures to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers.