DUBAI, UAE, 14 June 2021: Emirates will resume three weekly services to Malta via Larnaca, Cyprus, starting 14 July 2021, further expanding its European network to 34 destinations and offering customers enhanced connectivity via Dubai.

With a
successful vaccination programme and an overall decrease in daily COVID-19
cases in the country, Malta has officially welcomed UAE tourists back to the
Maltese Islands on 1 June. Known for its beautiful beaches and diverse
archaeological sites, customers travelling from the UAE can now enjoy
quarantine-free travel to one of the most exciting Mediterranean destinations.

to/from Malta will operate three times weekly through the airline’s existing
Larnaca service on its two-class Boeing 777-200LR, offering 42 lie-flat seats
in business class and 386 ergonomically designed seats in economy class.

flight EK 109 will depart Dubai (DXB) every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at
0800hrs, arriving in Larnaca (LCA) at 1110. The flight will leave Larnaca at
1220, arriving in Malta (MLA) at 1405. The return flight, EK 110 leaves Malta
at 1535, arriving in Larnaca at 1900. The flight will leave Larnaca at 2010,
arriving 0105  in Dubai on the next day.
Emirates customers also have seamless access to European cities via the airline’s
codeshare agreement with Air Malta.

As more
international destinations begin easing their entry restrictions, Emirates will
expand its services to provide more choice and convenience for customers who
can now plan travel to more than 30 cities in 20 countries across the Emirates
network that have opened their doors for tourism and business, quarantine free.
Emirates will now operate over 280 weekly flights in July from Dubai to cities
in Europe, the US, Middle East, Africa, and other popular island getaways, for
travellers who want to start their long-awaited adventures and experiences this
summer without the hassle, cost or stress of quarantine.

Since it
safely resumed tourism activity in July, Dubai remains one of the world’s most
popular holiday destinations, especially during the winter season. The city is
open for international business and leisure visitors. From sun-soaked beaches
and heritage activities to world-class hospitality and leisure facilities,
Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences. It was one of the world’s
first cities to obtain the Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism
Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to
ensure guest health and safety.

Since 2 June 2021, Emirates customers travelling to Malta, who are five years old or above, are required to hold a negative Covid-19 test certificate for a test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Malta. Passengers must also present a completed Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate at check-in to be accepted for travel to Malta. Fully vaccinated Maltese nationals or Malta residency permit holders may present a Maltese vaccination certificate instead of a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate when returning to Malta. For more details on entry requirements to Malta, customers can check the travel requirements page on

As part of the Incentives for Free Independent Travellers (Fit) Scheme launched by the Malta Tourism Authority to boost tourism, Emirates passengers visiting the Maltese Islands for a minimum of three nights can also enjoy discounted rates offered by local hotels in Malta and earn up to EUR200 credit when booking directly through them. More information on this can be found here.

Emirates remains focused on taking various steps to ease travel and has been a leader in introducing initiatives in cooperation with health authorities and organisations to protect the health of customers and to ensure their safety. Emirates introduced measures on the ground throughout all touchpoints and onboard to provide its passengers with the highest safety and hygiene standards at every step of the journey. The airline has also recently introduced contactless technology to ease the customer journey through Dubai airport.

Emirates continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services that address traveller needs during a dynamic time. Recently the airline took its customer care initiatives further with flexible booking policies, an extension of its multi-risk insurance cover, and helping loyal customers retain their miles and tier status.

(Source: Your Stories Emirates)