Emirates celebrates the arrival of its inaugural flight from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), marking the launch of their eleventh U.S. gateway on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Jesus Aranguren/AP Images for Emirates Airline)

LONDON – Following the easing of global Coronavirus restrictions, Emirates (EK) has further reopened its route network. Additionally, the carrier has launched a new online gateway to serve its global travel trade partners.

Many countries still have Coronavirus restrictions in place. Emirates advises all customers to check information for their destination before they travel.

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER Landing in Milan Malpensa Intl’ Airport (MXP). Photo: Andrea Ongaro @alphaoscaraviation

Resuming Flights to Nairobi, Baghdad and Basra


Emirates has announced that it will resume flights to Nairobi (NBO) from August 2. It will also commence flights to Baghdad (BGW) and Basra (BSR) from August 10.

The reintroduction of these routes will bring the number of destinations served by the airline to 67 in August. This includes seven destinations in Africa and five destinations in Africa.

Flights between Nairobi and Dubai (DXB) and Basra and Dubai will operate three times weekly. Flights between Baghdad and Dubai will operate four times a week. The flights will be operated by one of the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Emirates Boeing 777-31H(ER) A6-ECS. Photo: Anthony Faraone

State-of-the-art Travel Portal


Emirates has rolled out a brand new state-of-the-art online gateway for its global travel trade partners.

The portal has been tailored for each market and personalized for each partner. The idea is “to cater to their unique business environment and needs”.

Partners in the travel industry can use the portal to access a range of information. This includes the airline’s latest products, services, and policies.

The airline said the portal “reshapes the way Emirates deliveries information” to their trade partners.

The portal offers a range of functions including self-service tools and in-built automation of business processes. The airline claims these are all aimed at delivering efficiency for travel partners. The portal also provides transparency and clarity on the states of its transactions.

Emirates Airbus A380-861 A6-EEY Taking off from Rome Fiumicino Intl’ Airport (FCO). Photo: Andrea Ongaro @alphaoscaraviation

A Truly Personalised Experience


Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Kazim, said that the airline is delighted to launch the game-changing portal. The airline “invested in listening to our agents and partners.” This allowed EK to build the portal “to address their needs”.

The airline also states that it is grateful for its partnership with the trade community. It seems EK is excited to engage and support them with the new release.


Featured image: Arrival of its inaugural flight from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), marking the launch of their eleventh U.S. gateway on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Jesus Aranguren/AP Images for Emirates Airline)