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COVID-19: Emirates Refunds $ 1.4 Billion to Customers



Emirates has so far refunded over AED 5 billion (US$ 1.4 billion) to customers who cancelled their flights due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.


More than 1.4 million refunds requests have been completed since March, representing 90% of the airline’s backlog including all requests received from customers around the world up until the end of June, save for a few cases which require further manual review.


Since the pandemic hit, Emirates has invested additional resources to ramp up its processing capability.


The airline also continues to work with industry partners to facilitate refunds for those who have booked their Emirates flights through travel agents, this includes enabling direct refunds processing via global booking systems (GDS).


As global travel markets slowly re-open, Emirates has gradually restarted its passenger operations around the world, always ensuring that it provides customers with a safe and smooth travel experience.


The airline has introduced a series of industry-leading initiatives to provide customers with additional reassurance and confidence when they travel – from bio-safety measures at every step of their journey, to free COVID-19 medical cover, and flexible booking policies.


Emirates currently offers flights to over 80 cities. Customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors.


COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.

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