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21233 31 May 2021

Emirates restarts flights to Venice, ups services to Milan on back of quarantine free travel arrangement for passengers

Emirates Chairman welcomes move to ease and facilitate international travel, calls for others to follow

Dubai, UAE, 31 May 2021 Emirates will resume flights between Dubai and Venice from 1 July, initially offering 3 flights a week on the route, increasing trade and tourism connectivity between the UAE and Italy, and offering customers more travel options.

The airline will also increase services to Milan from 8 to 10 weekly flights in July. This will comprise daily service on the Dubai-Milan-New York JFK route, and a 3-weekly return flights between Dubai and Milan. Together with Emirates' 5 weekly flights to Rome and 3 weekly flights to Bologna, this will take the airline's total services to Italy to 21 weekly flights to 4 cities in July. Emirates will serve Venice, Milan, Rome and Bologna with its modern and comfortable widebody Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Emirates' expansion of flight services in Italy follows the start of"Covid-Tested flight"arrangements, which allow its passengers to travel to Italy without quarantine on arrival.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive said: "We welcome the Covid-Tested flight arrangements and would like to thank the Italian and UAE authorities for their ongoing efforts to ease and facilitate international travel. The UAE has a strong and longstanding relationship with Italy and the safe return of air connectivity will help boost mutual trade and tourism. As a global commercial hub, and home to people from more than 200 nations, Dubai and the UAE have spared no effort to keep communities safe from the pandemic - from our world-leading vaccination programme to our bio-safety protocols across all sectors including recreation and entertainment facilities, to schools, businesses and airports. We hope that more countries will consider similar arrangements to facilitate quarantine-free travel."

Effective 2 June, Emirates customers travelling to Italy aged 2 years and above, are required to hold anegativeCOVID-19 PCR-RT or Rapid Antigen testresultvalid for 48 hours prior to departure. Travellers must also take a Rapid Antigen swab test on arrival in Italy, at their own cost. For more details on entry requirements to Italy, customers can check thetravel requirementspage on emirates.com.

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. Emiratesintroduced 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 introducedcontactless technologyto ease the customer journeythrough Dubai airport.

Knowing their safety and wellbeing are looked after, customers across all classes can enjoy more than 4,500 channels of entertainment onice, the airline's award-winning inflight entertainment system, along with regionally inspired gourmet meals.

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 witheven more generous and flexible booking policies,an extension of itsmulti-risk insurance cover,and helping loyal customersretain their miles and tier status.

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