Emirates airline has announced it will resume flights to Shanghai and Beijing, in time for the Lunar New Year public holiday, which commences in China on Saturday.
The move comes as China relaxes its Covid-19 entry restrictions and reopens the country’s borders to international travellers.
The Shanghai service resumes on Friday with a twice-weekly service on an Airbus A380, increasing to a daily service from March 1. It will depart Dubai to Shanghai non-stop, making a short stop in Bangkok before returning to Dubai.
The service will increase to four weekly flights on a three-class Boeing 777-300ER from February 2, with a non-stop flight to Shanghai and a service via Bangkok on return to Dubai.This will become a daily non-stop service from March 1.
From February 1, services between Dubai and Guangzhou on the A380 will increase to daily non-stop.
Currently, Emirates flies non-stop to Guangzhou and back via Bangkok four times a week.A daily non-stop service between Beijing and Dubai on a three-class Boeing 777-300ER will start from March 15.
This brings the airline’s China services, which have been operating for nearly two decades, up to 21 weekly flights.