Emirates will resume its Lusaka service with two flights a week, starting September 4, according to a press release.
Flights will operate on Fridays and Sundays using a Boeing 777-300ER. EK 713 will depart from Dubai at 08h20, arriving in Lusaka at 13h30. Return flight EK 714 departs Lusaka at 15h30, arriving in Dubai at 00h25 the next day.
The airline is providing free cover for COVID-19-related medical expenses, should a customer be diagnosed during their travels. The cover is immediately effective for passengers on Emirates until October 31 (first flight to be completed on or before October 31, 2020), and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey.
Air borders and international airports in Zambia have been open for over a month now, following President Edgar Lungu’s announcement on June 25.
Following Emirates’ previous announcement that it would also resume passenger services to Conakry, Guinea, and Dakar, Senegal, from September 3, the carrier will serve nine destinations in Africa from September 4 – Lusaka, Conakry, Dar es Salaam, Dakar, Addis Ababa, Cairo, Khartoum, Nairobi and Tunis.