Emirates has stated that it would resume flights to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on September 11 and to St. Petersburg on October 8.
The reinstatement of these routes builds on Emirates’ expanding global presence, continuing relaxation of entry restrictions, and demand recovery across the airline’s network.
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Flights between Dubai and St. Petersburg will begin operating four times per week on October 8, with daily flights beginning on October 21. All flights will be operated in a three-class format on the Boeing 777-300ER. Emirates flights EK 173 and 174 will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while EK 175 and 176 will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
EK 173 left Dubai at 09:10 a.m. and arrives at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport at 14:15 a.m. EK 174 departs St. Petersburg at 1645hrs and returns to Dubai at 2345hrs local time. EK 175 departs Dubai at 1545hrs and arrives in St Petersburg at 2050hrs, while EK 176 departs Pulkovo Airport at 2315hrs and arrives in Dubai at 0615hrs the next day.
Emirates will commence flying 24 weekly flights to Saudi Arabia on Saturday, September 11th, comprising daily flights to Riyadh, daily A380 flights to Jeddah, regular flights to Dammam, and three weekly flights to Medina. Flights to Riyadh will be doubled daily beginning September 16, and plans are in the works to enhance frequency at the other gateways by the end of September.
- Emirates will operate EK 2817 to Riyadh on a daily basis, departing Dubai at 1640hrs and landing at King Khalid International Airport at 1740hrs local time. EK 2818 departs Riyadh at 2010hrs and returns to Dubai at 2320hrs.
- Emirates will operate EK 2803 daily from Dubai to Jeddah, departing at 1600hrs and landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport at 1800hrs local time. EK 2804 departs Jeddah at 2000hrs and returns to Dubai at 0100hrs the following day.
- Emirates will operate EK 2821 from Dubai to Dammam on a daily basis, departing at 2050hrs and landing at King Fahd International Airport at 2120hrs. EK 2822 departs Dammam at 2245hrs and returns to Dubai at 0100hrs the following day.
- Emirates will fly EK 2809 to Medina three times a week. The flight leaves Dubai at 1630 hours and arrives at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport at 1800 hours. EK 2810 departs Medina at 2000hrs and returns to Dubai at 2340hrs.
Customers are urged to visit the Emirates Travel Hub for further details on their travel needs, including flights to and from Saudi Arabia. All published timetables are available at emirates.com, and tickets may be purchased through the airline’s website, mobile app, travel agencies, or at a local Emirates sales department.
Emirates has been steadily reconstructing its worldwide network and has resumed passenger flights to over 120 passenger destinations, allowing visitors to connect to the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific via Dubai in a secure and easy manner.
Customers visiting Dubai from October 2021 to the end of March 2022 may look forward to Expo 2020 Dubai’s six-month program packed with activities for people of all ages, tastes, and hobbies. Guests will be able to experience contemporary and futuristic exhibitions, pavilions from over 190 nations, and everyday entertainment like performances, concerts, and workshops. Customers who visit or travel via Dubai during the Expo 2020 season will be qualified for a complimentary Emirates Expo Day Pass for every flight ticket purchased with the airline.
Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of safety precautions at every stage of the customer journey, with the health and well-being of its customers as a top concern. The airline has also expanded its contactless technology offering and expanded its digital verification systems in order to give its customers even more possibilities to use the IATA Travel Pass.