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Czech Airlines(CSA) To Resume Services To Selected European Destinations On May 18

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Czech Airlines (CSA) said the company will resume some operations on May 18. Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Czech Airlines has suspended operations for more than 6 weeks now.
Flights to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and Stockholm will reopen in the first phase, and on May 24, the route to Kiev will be reopened, flights to Odessa and Bucharest will also be reopened on May 25. Passengers must wear masks during the entire flight, and keep a distance of 2 meters between each other. In addition, the aircraft cabin will be disinfected before and after each flight.

CSA ATR 72-500 Fleet
CSA ATR 72-500 Fleet

On May 18, 2020, Czech Airlines, a member of the Smartwings Group, plans to resume its route operations between Prague and certain cities after a temporary service interruption for more than one and half month. Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and Stockholm are the first destinations will be connecting to Prague. As of May 24, 2020, the airline plans to resume operations on its Kiev routes, and will begin the Odessa flights the next day, provided that Ukraine has terminated mandatory quarantine restrictions in accordance with current plans. On May 25, 2020, flights to Bucharest, Romania will also resume.

The gradual update of route operations is carried out in accordance with local laws and regulations and the relaxation of current effective restrictions in various countries. As a result, other changes may be made to the flight schedule.

CSA Airbus A330-323
CSA Airbus A330-323

At the same time, Smartwings Group is taking measures onboard to ensure that it can still fly safely during the coronavirus. The most important actions include: before boarding the plane and throughout the flight, passengers are obliged to cover their noses and mouths with adequate protective equipment like masks; to keep a social distance of two meters between passengers during boarding and disembarking, and in addition, contactless payment will be used to purchase refreshments on board.

Strict hygiene standards are followed on the aircraft. Before and after each flight, the interior is thoroughly disinfected according to the strictest hygiene regulations, including seats, tray tables, seat pockets, overhead lockers and toilets.

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Emirates To Resume Flights To Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Harare and Mauritius, Boosting Global Network To 92 Destinations

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Emirates has announced on 24 September 2020 that it will resume flights to Johannesburg (1 October), Cape Town (1 October), Durban (4 October) in South Africa; Harare in Zimbabwe (1 October); and Mauritius (3 October). The addition of the five points will expand the Emirates’ global network to 92 destinations, as the airline gradually resumes its operations while prioritising the safety of its customers, crew and the communities it serves around the world. 

Emirates’ African network will also now extend to 19 cities.

Customers flying in and out of Emirates’ three South African gateways can safely connect to Dubai and to an array of onwards connections to Europe, the Far East, Middle East, West Asia and Australasia.


  • Johannesburg (1 October) in South Africa;
  • Cape Town (1 October) in South Africa;
  • Durban (4 October) in South Africa;
  • Harare in Zimbabwe (1 October); 
  • Mauritius (3 October).

Emirates will operate to Harare with two weekly flights linked to its Lusaka service. The linked services will connect Zambia and Zimbabwe to key destinations across Europe, the Far East, the Americas, Australasia and West Asia with one convenient stop in Dubai.

Flights from Dubai to Mauritius will initially operate once a week on Saturdays, supporting the Mauritian government’s repatriation efforts to bring its citizens home, and enabling the recovery of the country’s tourism industry by safely connecting leisure travellers from Europe, the Far East and the Middle East to the popular Indian Ocean island destination. 

Customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors. Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community, COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.

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