Dubai is to cancel fees imposed on airline agents and offices, in a resolution issued by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.

In the Resolution No. (32) of 2022 it “cancels fees levied on airline agents and their branches, and airline offices operating in the emirate, which were imposed pursuant to regulations issued on 12th March 1985 and Resolution No. (4) of 1998.”

The new Resolution is effective from its date of its issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

The move by Sheikh Hamdan will support the travel industry which has suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent downturn in tourism.

However, travel has started to rebound from the impact of the Covid pandemic, and Emirates airline is preparing for its busiest period yet.

The UAE’s flagship airline is expecting more than 550,000 travellers to fly out from the UAE between June and July on more than 2,400 weekly network-wide departures.

The airline has continued to add flights and frequencies where possible as it ramps up its summer schedule.

Emirates will be operating at close to 80 percent of its pre-pandemic capacity, or more than one million weekly seats, this summer, to serve demand.

Daily booking volumes are accelerating as summer holidays draw closer, and Emirates is urging customers who haven’t planned their holidays or made travel arrangements to get ahead and book now to ensure they are able to travel on their preferred dates and flights.

This year, travellers from the UAE will be heading to Emirates’ six UK destinations, Cairo, Amman, Emirates’ nine Indian points, Manila and Beirut.

Leisure travel traffic from the UAE will also be at an all-time high, with scores of travellers, mainly families and couples, making their way to Bangkok, Istanbul, Vienna, Zurich, Nice, Phuket, Singapore, Oslo, Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane and the west coast of the US for extended summer holidays.

Source: Arabian Business

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