Pakistanis donates 5.9 million through Careem Super App reward points

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Karachi(Cliff News)Careem, the internet platform for the greater Middle East has recieved donations worth Rs. 5.9 million by its users through its REWARDS program in Pakistan over the period of a year ending June 30, 2020.Careem saw an influx of donations across the region where it operates as customers looked to spend their Careem REWARDS points prior to them expiring. Customers including influencers and opinion leaders spread the message to their friends and families for this benevolent act made possible with just a click of a button.

Key Highlights:

Customers redeemed over 610,533,375 points amounting to over 180,000 USD (Rs. 30 million) in donations all over the region where Careem operates.Careem Pakistan saw a whopping increase of 2000 percent in the last week, as customers donated their rewards to different charities.In total more than Rs. 5.9 million were donated in span of one year while to charities such as The Citizens Foundation and Shahid Afridi Foundation (Rs. 2,398,803 and World Wide Fund for Nature (Rs. 3,513,988)“It brings us great joy to witness that our customers share the same philosophy as Careem when it comes to giving back to the society. We are extremely humbled and overwhelmed by this contribution in such trying times. This donation made by customers is the embodiment of our shared vision of simplifying and improving people’s lives”, said Zeeshan Hasib Baig, Chief Executive Officer and Country General Manager, Careem Pakistan, on this achievement.Careem Rewards are points which a customer earns on every rupee spent on a ride or order, that can be redeemed with numerous features within the application. With the recent launch of its Super App, Careem has expanded its Rewards programmes, enabling customers to spend their points on donations, rides, food, shopping, credits, skywards miles, partner services and entertainment.As part of the company’s Super App strategy, Careem is determined to innovate its services and build its REWARDS program further by partnering with local and regional service providers as well as charity organizations.Earlier this year, in collaboration with leading charity partners across Pakistan, Careem also introduced a ‘Donation Button’ providing a platform where customers can digitally donate COVID-19 testing kits to hospitals and items of essential needs to those who have been most impacted by the recent pandemic.Through this innovation, Careem will lead a shift in how people think about charity. Technology will act as an enabler virtually allowing a seamless mechanism for donations.

About Careem:
Careem is the everyday Super App for the greater Middle East region. A pioneer of the region’s ride-hailing economy, Careem provides a host of daily services that people need to move around, order things and transfer money in one unified smartphone app. Careem’s mission is to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Established in July 2012, Careem operates in over 100 cities across 13 countries and has created more than one million income generating opportunities in the region. Careem became a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber Technologies.

 

 

Meezan Bank conducts first virtual Shariah Supervisory Board Meeting

Karachi(Cliff News)The 47th meeting of Meezan Bank’s Shariah Supervisory Board (SSB) was recently held as an online event, with the goal of preventing contagion and staying consistent with the recommendations of global and local health authorities and the Government.This was the first Shariah Supervisory Board meeting conducted completely online where members from across different countries participated via video conferencing.The meeting was chaired by Justice (Retd.) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani and was attended by Dr. Muhammad Imran Ashraf Usmani, Sheikh Esam Mohamed Ishaq (Bahrain) along with other members of the SSB. Meezan Bank’s Founding President and CEO – Mr. Irfan Siddiqui, Deputy CEO – Mr. Ariful Islam and senior management of the Bank were also present at the meeting.In view of the current situation and the outlook for the coming months, the Bank’s SSB has approved guidelines for COVID-19 related re-finance schemes intended to provide relief to businesses and individuals during these challenging times.The Board reviewed several key issues including policies adopted by the Bank as well as the corresponding contingency plans ensuring that the Bank continues to serve its customers normally despite the challenges faced due to COVID-19.Products and structures for providing relief to customers were also discussed in detail after which the SSB approved a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that SMEs get adequate support to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on their activities.The SSB also approved Smart Remittance Account that will enable Overseas Pakistanis to apply for bank accounts online either in PKR or USD currency from anywhere outside Pakistan. This account will permit Overseas Pakistanis to remit money either in PKR or USD and to invest in Shariah-compliant alternative of “Overseas Pakistanis Saving Scheme” announced by Government of Pakistan (GoP).Furthermore, the structure for the re-opening of GoP Ijarah Sukuk was also approved by the Board, making it the first time that a re-opening mechanism will be introduced in any Sukuk issued in Pakistan. The re-opening of Sukuk is expected to bring depth in the Pakistani Sukuk market.The SSB appreciated the Bank’s ‘Work from Home’ policy amid the COVID-19 crisis; which has been adopted to protect the wellbeing of its employees, customers and stakeholders and expressed its overall satisfaction on the Shariah compliance environment and operations of the Bank.

Careem and Visa sign landmark partnership to accelerate cashless payments

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Karachi(Cliff News)Careem, the internet platform for the greater Middle East, and Visa (NYSE: V), the world’s leader in digital payments, have partnered to expand digital financial inclusion across the Middle East and North Africa region by integrating Visa credentials into the Careem Pay Super App and providing Careem captains (the term for Careem drivers) with financial payment services that aim to resolve liquidity challenges associated with cash conversion, remittances and real-time access to funds.Initially, Careem’s captains in five countries will be issued with Visa card credentials that will allow them to access a variety of advanced payment solutions. The Careem Pay Super Appwill be equipped with Visa’s real time push payment solution VisaDirect that allows fast, safe, convenient, and real-time payments directly to eligible cards, accounts and wallets. This will enable Careem captains to instantly access earnings from their daily trips in real-time as opposed to any time lags. Careem captains will also be able to use low-cost remittance solutions to make fund transfers to bank accounts and Visa cards worldwide, providing them access to cheaper modes of remitting money.Junaid Iqbal, Managing Director, Careem Pay said: “The only way digital payments truly make a difference is when both sides of the market benefit. Through this partnership with Visa, Careem will be paying captains in real-time, bringing them into the digital marketplace and removing the need for cash. Digital payments are the backbone of Careem’s Super App, giving us immense opportunities to simplify the lives of even more people across the region. The partnership with Visa will not only solve cash flow constraints but will also provide many new use cases to improve the everyday lives of Careem customers.”This move aligns with increased adoption and preference for digital payments. Visa’s latest Stay Secure survey shows that consumers in the Middle East, including Pakistan, prefer digital payments over cash because they find it more secure, faster, convenient and widely accepted. There is also a growing trend of contactless payment adoption, which now represent at least a third of all face-to-face transactions in nearly 50 countries, according to Visa data. In the UAE and Saudi, that figure is higher – with 8 out of 10 transactions in Saudi and more than half of transactions in UAE made using contactless cards or devices. Marcello Baricordi, Visa’s General Manager for MENA, commented, “Societies around the world have been challenged by the coronavirus outbreak, and many individuals and businesses continue to experience severe hardship, especially the underbanked who are more vulnerable. As a company, Visa is working hard, along with our partners including fintechs, Super Apps and Digital Banks, to support, inform and protect our societies. We’re seeing how COVID-19 has radically changed how we spend, send and use money. Enabling secure, immediate movement of money for gig economy workers like Careem captains is especially vital as we support economic recovery efforts.” He added: “With the pandemic already reinforcing existing trends towards increased digitization of payments, it is vital to introduce convenient and secure cashless solutions to bring formal financial services to the underbanked. Through our global payments network, VisaNet, we are helping Careem’s Super App move into global commerce in a fast, secure, scalable and innovative way by giving millions of captains and consumers more options to manage and move their money in real-time. Our next generation fund transfer solutions include earnings payouts, P2P transfers and cross-border remittances that are integral to economic recovery.”Visa and Careem will partner with licensed banks and regulators to roll out this service across the entire region where Careem operates, initiating from the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

About Careem

Careem is the internet platform for the greater Middle East region. A pioneer of the region’s ride-hailing economy, Careem is expanding services across its platform to become the region’s everyday Super App. Careem’s mission is to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Established in July 2012, Careem operates in over 100 cities across 13 countries and has created more than one million employment opportunities in the region. 

About Visa Inc. 

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device, for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. 

 

Pakistan Onshore LNG invite expressions of interest to setup first onshore terminal

Karachi(Cliff News)Elengy Terminal Pakistan Limited (ETPL), a joint venture between, Vopak LNG Holding B.V. and Engro Corporation (“Shareholders”) intends to design, build, own and operate a multi-functional onshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage and regasification terminal at Port Qasim, Karachi, Pakistan, Pakistan Onshore LNG (“Project”).  In this regard, the Project has invited Expression of Interest from parties which intend to secure regasification, storage and other operational services (i.e. Bunkering, Trucking, Reloading) from the Project.Subject to the final investment decision on the Project, the onshore terminal is planned to be developed under a typical industry open access business model, with a send out capacity projected up to 1,200 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) and storage capacity of up to 480,000 cubic meters.The onshore terminal is expected to start its commercial operations from 2023.The Expression of Interest is being sought on a non-binding basis from international and local LNG suppliers, in addition to participants from Pakistan’s domestic gas market and industry in general. Interested parties can share their applications through the Project website (PakOnshoreLNG.com).According to Yusuf Siddiqui, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ETPL, “In 2015, when Pakistan was facing a severe energy crisis, we setup the Engro Elengy Terminal (EETL) as the country’s first floating LNG import facility on a fast track basis. As an extension of our longstanding association with Vopak, we joined hands to create an even greater impact in the energy industry and create shared value for the prosperity of Pakistan. With the energy needs projected to show continued growth, we firmly believe that developing and investing in an onshore terminal is a step in the right direction to ensure flexibility of operations and provide energy security to Pakistan for the coming decades.”Today, EETL terminal fulfills as much as 15 percent of Pakistan’s daily natural gas requirements and is recognized worldwide as the most utilized floating storage regasification unit (FSRU). EETL terminal has safely and efficiently handled over 300 LNG cargoes to date. The RLNG provided through the terminal has reduced the cost of electricity generation by 40% and, in turn, boosted productivity and economic growth across Pakistan. The EETL terminal is also undergoing an expansion by replacing the existing FSRU with a newbuild vessel, which will increase its send out capability by more than 150 mmscf/d by the end of this year.Together with joint venture partners, Vopak LNG own and operate two onshore terminals, the Gate Terminal, located in the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, with an annual throughput capacity of 12 billion m3 per annum (bcma) (8.5 mtpa) and Terminal Altamira TLA, situated on the east coast of Mexico, with an annual throughput capacity of 7.4 bcma (5 mtpa).  In addition, Vopak LNG are partners in the SPEC LNG terminal, situated in Colombia, which has an annual throughput capacity of 4 bcma (2.7 mtpa.  Together, Vopak LNG have a combined LNG storage capacity of 1,160,000 m3 and a total throughput capacity of 29.9 bcma (20.2 mtpa).

Transfast partners with Habib Bank for global remittances

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Karachi(Cliff News)Transfast, a leading cross-border payments service provider with presence in over 140 countries, has partnered with Habib Bank Limited (HBL), the largest commercial bank with over 1700 branches in Pakistan, to facilitate expatriates around the globe to send money to Pakistan.The remittance facility between Transfast and HBL is now available to the Pakistani expatriates globally. This partnership further strengthens Transfast’s network in Pakistan and provides an option to customers to receive money from over 1700 branches of Habib Bank across Pakistan.“HBL is one of the most esteemed financial institutions in Pakistan and it is an honor to partner with them. Transfast is fully committed to offer competitive pricing, fast transfer of funds and personalized customer engagement,” said Samir Vidhate, SVP & MD, Transfast. “Through this partnership we will provide our Pakistani customer base with more convenient and accessible ways to collect money from any branch of HBL in Pakistan and to send money to any bank account in the country.”Faisal Noor Lalani, Head International Banking, HBL remarked ‘’I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Vidhate for coming to Pakistan. I look forward to giving full support to the entire teams of both the institutions in my capacity, to make our partnership fruitful. This is a proud moment for HBL as this new arrangement will be beneficial to all the customers who look to make fast international money transfers to HBL Pakistan. Together, we look forward to providing excellent services to our customers with commitment to banking excellence for a better tomorrow.’’Remittances account for 6% of Pakistan’s GDP and the government has offered several incentives to encourage even more cash flow into the country. According to initial estimates from the State Bank of Pakistan, the country received a record $21.84 billion in remittances in 2019. That number is expected to go up as analysts predict that more than eight million overseas Pakistanis will continue to send money back home with remittances poised to hit $23 billion.

Archroma joins hands with Liberty Textile Mill to produce high quality personal protective equipment

Karachi(Cliff News)Liberty will be benefitting from Archroma’s specialty solutions for hygiene protection, and well-established technical expertise in the area of medical textiles. Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the PPEs manufactured by Liberty are aimed at easing the current shortage of PPEs for medical professionals in Pakistan.Liberty carries over two decades of experience in medical textiles and exporting them all over the world. Its partnering with Archroma is a major step forward towards creating enhanced protection in the current crisis. With its advanced scientific knowledge and technical expertise, Archroma provides a complete set of specialty chemicals required to produce PPEs, in particular in the area of antimicrobial and barrier coatings. The project will assist in enhancing medical standards in hospitals, isolation centers and intensive care units, in Pakistan and, very soon, worldwide.“By continuously challenging the status quo, we at Archroma are able to support our customers operating in or entering the area of medical textiles, with a holistic and expert approach to hygiene protection. With our collaboration with Liberty, we are so proud to be able to bring state-of-the art protection to health professionals and the general public,” comments Mujtaba Rahim, CEO of Archroma Pakistan.“Liberty has a presence of more than five decades with high achieving accolades. Our processing units are fully equipped with latest equipment complying with international standards. We take this new partnership with Archroma as a start of building a strong relationship in the area of medical textiles. The COVID-19 pandemic has given a wake-up call to work extensively towards enhancing healthcare facilities. We are looking forward to new innovations in producing top-class PPEs,” adds Taimoor Mukaty, Director of Liberty Textile Mills Limited.

Bayer Pakistan facilitates farmers through its learning center

Lahore(Cliff News)Bayer Pakistan’s Crop Science division organized a Digital Farmer Learning Center, streamed live on social media from the company’s Punjab-based research facility, to promote the adoption of best farming practices, and showcase Bayer’s latest technologies along with high-performing seed and crop protection products.Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, agriculture is one of the critical sectors that must continue to operate as usual to ensure food security in the country. To continue serving farmers all over Pakistan, Bayer is leveraging technology and digital media to ensure business continuity.Maria Saleem, Country Commercial Lead of the Crop Science division of Bayer Pakistan, believes that companies need to look beyond traditional marketing activities as they navigate this global crisis. “While face-to-face interactions and farmer gatherings have been proven to be effective in the past, we must adapt to the limitations and restrictions posed by the pandemic,” Ms. Saleem explained.She further stated that “Bayer Pakistan’s Crop Science division is on the frontline, working tirelessly to ensure farming activities go ahead unhindered, and making use of digital platforms to communicate with farmers.”With social distancing the current norm, Bayer is adopting innovative ways to connect to its consumers. As a result, this event was broadcast live via Facebook and offered farmers all over Pakistan an opportunity to witness field demonstrations for high-yielding seed varieties, receive detailed briefings on the latest agriculture products and technologies, and learn about best agronomic practices.This Digital Learning Center initiative is one example of how Bayer is successfully overcoming the challenges associated with the pandemic to remain connected with farmers; the event reached more than 87,000 users with 33,000 unique viewers participating in the live stream.Chaudhry Safdar Ali, a farmer from Gujranwala district, praised Bayer Pakistan’s digital outreach initiatives and believes that farmers are increasingly being made aware of the digital tools and platforms available to them to learn about the agronomic practices and crop technologies.“It is encouraging to see that companies such as Bayer Pakistan are finding novel methods to interact with farmers and continue providing us with opportunities to learn about the latest trends, technologies and farming practices,” he said. 

About Bayer

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2019, the Group employed around 104,000 people and had sales of 43.5 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.9 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.3 billion euros. 

 

 

Zong 4G trains students of NUST on its new IoT Platform OneNet

Islamabad(Cliff News)Zong 4G, Pakistan’s Number 1 digital communication company, has partnered with NUST Military College of Signal (MCS) to provide training students on its new IoT platform OneNET.With an annual free access to IoT platform OneNET, Zong 4G’s training focused on this platform’s Features, benefits, IoT communication modules and E-SIMs technology within academia. Pakistan’s leading telecommunication network, Zong 4G’s state-of-the-art video conferencing tool ‘LinkUp’ was utilized to provide strategic training on OneNET IoT platform to MCS students. Areas covered in this training included the introduction of IoT; IoT Platforms & their benefits; IoT Platform OneNET and IoT communication modules & E-SIMS.“Zong 4G has evolved an innovative IoT ecosystem which has ushered Pakistan into a new age of connectivity that is transforming the lives of millions of Pakistanis. With IoT as the emerging technology, Zong 4G will continue to provide this OneNET platform to educational institutions & universities, incubation centers, startups and other IoT companies around the country, thereby unlocking great value for the Pakistani business society and community at large”, said an official spokesperson of the company.“We are very pleased to partner with one of the leading universities of the country, NUST MCS. I am confident that this partnership will go a long way in assisting and facilitating learning through digital solutions and will pave way for a digital Pakistan”, he added.As the leaders of digital innovation in Pakistan, Zong 4G is the first operator to test 5G and successfully connect South Asia’s first 5G video call, Zong 4G is not only the first telco to have locally hosted IoT platform in Pakistan, but is also the first operator to develop IoT Eco-system within industry and academia. In addition to that Zong 4G has used its newly launched product ‘LinkUp’ for the demo of its 1st in industry IoT platform OneNet In a bid to create a digital ecosystem for its corporate customers, Zong 4G is working closely with corporate clientele as well academia across the country and is introducing customized solutions and developing IoT ecosystem to disrupt everyday mundane processes, and innovative approaches to tackle both simple and complex problem statements.Standing tall as the largest, widest and fastest 4G network of the country, Zong 4G has and has deployed the country’s largest and widest 4G network. With more than 14,000 4G sites Zong 4G is the industry leader which is investing heavily to provide state-of-the-art 4G services to its customers across Pakistan.

About Zong 4G:

Zong 4G, China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak) is a 100% owned subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Corporation. Zong 4G has the widest 4G coverage across the country with 4G leadership, market leadership, network leadership and service leadership traits.

VavaCars launches Mobile Purchasing Units to buy car at your doorstep

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Karachi(Cliff News)Life has slowed down, but people still need to sell their cars or buy used ones. Recognizing this necessity and supporting customers’ efforts to maintain social distancing, VavaCars has once again set out to completely revolutionize the car selling process by offering their services at people’s doorsteps via their new, ground-breaking mobile purchasing units. Reopening its existing purchase centers, with rigorous safety and hygiene protocols in place, VavaCars has also launched its third purchase center in Nazimabad, Karachi. Located near main food street that connects North Nazimabad and Federal B Area, the center features one of a kind design that encompasses areas designated for specific purpose including a waiting area, inspection area and a negotiation area.VavaCars’s three step business model (free valuation, free inspection and secure payment) promises to streamline the otherwise tedious process of used car selling by making it hassle free, quick, and more convenient than ever for the customer. “Continuing with our promise of customer obsession, we are now launching mobile purchase units, taking our services to where the customer is. Through this initiative, we will bring our car inspection and buying proposition to our customer’s doorstep. Our commitment to the safety and health of our staff and customers for the mobile purchasing service will be ensured by following strict and exhaustive health and hygiene protocols. We are also very excited to have launched our third purchase center in Karachi’s Nazimabad area in line with our commitment to making hassle free car selling accessible to everyone in Karachi ” said Mr. Mujahid Khan, Country Manager at VavaCars Pakistan.“It is our job to invent and simplify on behalf of our customers”, VavaCars CEO, Lawrence Merritt, said about the new and exclusive service they provide to their customers. “There is an old saying that necessity is the mother of invention so faced with the impact of coronavirus we’ve taken the opportunity to invent and simplify on behalf of customers. This means if any customer remains anxious about travelling, no problem, we will bring VavaCars to your home, completely free of charge and with no obligation to sell your car. Despite the pandemic, selling your car has never been easier thanks to VavaCars.” he added.While customers can continue using VavaCars website for free valuation of their cars, and booking appointment to visit one of the three centers in Karachi, a car owner looking to sell their cars from the comfort of their home can now book an appointment through the website or call on the VavaCars helpline 0304-1110065 for inspection of their cars at a convenient location. VavaCars team of experts will meet the customer at the place of their choosing to inspect and offer the best price on the spot. The mobile purchasing units will cover areas of Clifton and Defence in Karachi initially, with plans for expansion into other areas in the near future.
The mobile purchase units are fully equipped with inspection and communication equipment allowing for an in-depth evaluation of the car with 120+ inspection points. VavaCars team continues to ensure that all necessary safety and hygiene protocols are followed during the inspection and any other interaction. The inspection process and the team’s visit will remain free of cost for the customers.
At the end of this inspection, the company representative gives the car-owner a price offer, and if the customer agrees on this price, they can visit the purchase center closest to them to receive their payment and to handover the vehicle.

About VavaCars:

VavaCars launched its operations in Pakistan in 2020 offering a fast and secure way to sell your car in 3 easy steps: 1) Free Valuation 2) Free Inspection and 3) Secure Payment. It puts the customer in control and streamlines the process of selling and buying used cars by always communicating processes clearly, remaining transparent, providing constant guidance to customers, prioritizing the customer and personalizing each experience.Reopening its purchase centers to customers, VavaCars is dedicated to ensuring safety and hygiene for both its customers and employees. The purchase centers follow strict SOPs including booking one customer appointment at a time, ensuring all visits are on appointment basis only, maintaining social distancing at all times, temperature checks, provision of gloves, masks and hand sanitizers to all visitors and employees, car inspection with gloves and masks on, surface disinfection before and after every interaction and payments in sanitized, sealed envelopes.VavaCars is part of a global group of companies, founded over 50 years ago, and focused on the energy sector. Worldwide, the group is invested in over 5,000 service stations, five oil refineries and 18 million cubic meters of storage for petroleum products, as well as other energy infrastructure, including ships. VavaCars is also operational in Turkey.

Emirates to resume scheduled services from Sialkot

Karachi / Dubai(Cliff News)Emirates will resume scheduled flight services to Sialkot from 24 June. From Pakistan, the airline now operates flights to Dubai from four cities – Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Sialkot.Emirates will serve all routes with its modern Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, offering both Economy and Business Class services. From Dubai, customers can connect to Emirates’ current network of 40 destinations. On the flights from Dubai to Pakistan, the airline will only carry cargo.Besides Sialkot, Emirates has also announced scheduled services to nine more cities: Colombo (from 20 June), Istanbul (from 25 June); Auckland, Beirut, Brussels, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (all from 1 July); and Barcelona and Washington DC (all from 15 July).Mohammad Sarhan, Vice President Pakistan said: “Thanks to the Pakistan and UAE authorities’ support and partnership, Emirates has been able to provide smooth and safe journeys for those who need to travel, and we look forward to adding flights to more destinations in the coming weeks. As we gradually return to regular services, Emirates’ number one priority will always be the health and safety of our customers, our crew and our communities.”Emirates will also add more flights to the following cities in July: London Heathrow, Manchester, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Madrid, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, New York JFK, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong.Customers can book to fly between destinations in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe or the Americas, with a convenient connection in Dubai, as long as they meet travel and immigration entry requirements of their destination country.Flight bookings can be made online at emirates.com or via travel agents. Customers can find more information about Emirates’ flights and current services at: http://www.emirates.com/wherewefly

Health and safety first:

Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers. For more information on these measures and the services available on each flight, visit: www.emirates.com/yoursafety

Travel restrictions:

Customers are reminded that travel restrictions remain in place, and travellers will only be accepted on flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries.