Emirates resumes flights to seven destinations from Dubai

Tatest series of resumptions means Emirates will fly to 48 destinations. (AFP file photo)
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Updated 26 June 2020

Emirates resumes flights to seven destinations from Dubai

  • Latest series of resumptions means the airline will fly to 48 destinations

DUBAI: Dubai carrier Emirates is to resume a further seven passenger services to its itinerary next month as the emirate continues to ease travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Emirates will relaunch flights to Khartoum from July 3; Osaka from July 7; Narita from July 8; and Athens, Larnaca and Rome from July 5.
The latest series of resumptions means the airline will fly to 48 destinations.

The Dubai carrier previously reopened routes including London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Manila, Kabul, Bahrain, Manchester and Zurich. It will also restart services to Auckland, Beirut, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh from July 1 and Barcelona, Brussels, Munich and Washington DC from July 15.
Passengers however must comply with travel protocols following earlier announcements from Dubai that the city will be open for business and leisure visitors from July 7.
Airline passengers are required to undergo testing for COVID-19 as part of the travel requirements imposed by the Dubai government.

 


‘Disappointed’ billionaire brothers urge new talks on Saudi bid for Newcastle FC

Updated 16 min 37 sec ago

‘Disappointed’ billionaire brothers urge new talks on Saudi bid for Newcastle FC

  • The Reuben brothers want to buy 10 per cent of the club as part of PIF takeover
  • Brothers remain 'totally supportive' of the deal should there be a way forward

DUBAI: Another big financial backer of the £300 million ($390 million) bid for Newcastle United football club has come out in favor of a takeover led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

The Reuben brothers, multibillionaire businessmen who want to buy 10 per cent of the club, said on Monday they were “very disappointed” when the bid was withdrawn late last week after months of stalling by the Premier League in England.

“We would welcome any resurrection of talks and progress with the Premier League and are aware that the Reuben brothers remain totally supportive of the deal should there be a way forward,” said a statement from their company, Arena Racing.

The brothers’ renewed support for the deal will raise the pressure on Richard Masters, the Premier League chief executive, who has remained silent since the takeover offer was withdrawn last week.

PIF made no secret of its disappointment and frustration that the Premier League — which has the duty to approve or reject a takeover of a member club  — has reached no decision since contracts were exchanged on the deal in April that would give the Saudi sovereign wealth fund 80 per cent of the 128-year-old club

Amanda Staveley, the British financier who has been at the heart of the deal and would have bought the remaining 10 per cent, also wants to see the deal revived.

The Reuben brothers, who already run two horseracing courses in the northeast of England, said: “We were planning on creating one of the premier sporting hubs in the UK, undertaking development work that is vital for the region and enjoying valuable synergies with the football club.

“We continue to hope that those exciting plans are not in vain.”