Emirates Airline to continue to fly to U.S.

By on January 30, 2017


Emirates Airline to continue to fly to U.S. (Photo By Christo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0)
Emirates Airline to continue to fly to U.S. (Photo by Christo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0)
DUBAIā€”The United Arab Emirates (UAE) international carrier Emirates Airline said Sunday it will carry on with flight operations to and from the United States, the UAE state news agency WAM reported.

WAM quoted an Emirates spokesperson as saying that “a very small number of our passengers travelling were affected by the new U.S. immigration entry requirements,” implemented by the U.S. customs and border protection on Jan. 28.

The biggest carrier in the Middle East said it offers both re-booking and refund options to passengers holding passports from the seven countries: Syria, Iraq, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Sudan, which are booked to travel to and from the U.S.

“To date, no Emirates crew has been affected by the change,” said the statement.

The airline flies from its home base Dubai International Airport to 11 destinations in the west coast, midwest and east coast of the U.S.