Emirates Airlines has said it will offer free medical coverage against COVID-19 to its passengers, with a view to boosting confidence among travelers as flights resume in full.

The initiative will position Emirates and Dubai as aviation industry leaders, said chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed al-Maktoum. “We will be the first airline to offer free cover for COVID-19 medical costs for its customers when they travel in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and around the world,” he said.

The carrier hopes the move will boost its passengers’ numbers to support its upscaled frequencies. It resumed flights earlier this month and expects to reach over 60 destinations by August.

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