Dubai Airports CEO: industry will rely on bilateral agreements until “medical solution” found

The chief executive of Dubai Airports has predicted that bilateral agreements between “trusted countries” will be needed to enable a resumption of services until a vaccine or treatment is developed for Covid-19.
Paul Griffiths said that “We will gradually start to see some confidence build between trusted countries where the governments have acted significantly enough and early enough to get the spread of the virus under control”.
This week Emirates added scheduled services from Dubai to nine destinations including London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.
Meanwhile, low-cost carrier Flydubai has announced plans to resume flights from June 4.
Hotels in Dubai have also started to reopen their private beaches, providing social distancing can be adhered to.

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