Airline industry gearing up for take off in post-pandemic era

The leading airline Emirates is launching a "Limited Time" sale designed to inspire and encourage travellers, departing from Brussels, to reconnect with family and friends or explore new exotic destinations from spring to November 2021.

The move coincides with fresh optimism that the airline industry in Europe, so badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is finally set to take the first tentative steps to recovery.

With five attractive offers to the Indian Ocean and Asia, Emirates’ customers can make up for lost travel time caused by the pandemic, now into its second year.

Emirates special fares are all-inclusive economy class return fares from Belgium. They start at €499 to Bangkok and €599 to Phuket, Thailand; at €649 to Male, Maldives; €749 to Colombo, Sri Lanka; and €759 to Praslin in the Seychelles.

Bookings have to be made between 23rd April to 02 May, for travel between 28 April and 30 November.On Friday, a spokesman for the company told this website, "Emirates’ customers can travel with peace of mind with the airline’s flexible booking options and multi-risk travel insurance COVID-19 cover with every flight. "Passengers to these five destinations are welcome back for leisure travel and will have to refer to the governmental restrictions in place.

"With daily departures from Brussels, Emirates delivers outstanding value through industry-leading service and products across every class of travel. Customers can explore over 4,500 channels of in-flight entertainment on the airline’s award-winning inflight system, ice; as well as regionally inspired multi-course meals and complimentary beverages in every class.

"Emirates' booking policies offer customers flexibility and confidence to plan their travel. Customers who purchase an Emirates ticket for travel before 31 December 2021, can enjoy generous rebooking terms and options, if they have to change their travel plans. Customers have options to change their travel dates or extend their ticket validity for 2 years."

The spokesman told EUToday, "All Emirates customers can travel with confidence and peace of mind with the airline industry’s first, multi-risk travel insurance including COVID-19 cover. This cover is offered by Emirates on all tickets purchased on or from 01 December 2020, at no cost to customers.

"Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey 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.

For more information on these measures and the services available on each flight, visit: www.emirates.com/yoursafety


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