Emirates has paid $1.4 billion to its passengers, Etihad has free COVID-19 insurance.


All the world’s airlines have been affected by the pandemic without exception, but only a few have behaved with dignity towards their passengers.

Emirates has already paid out almost 90% of the money requested by passengers. The colossal amount: 1,400,000,000 dollars! Back in May, the airline took active steps to mobilize resources and internal restructuring to speed up processing of requests.

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In fact, almost all carriers had the same mechanisms:

  • free ticket exchange for any date on the same route for a certain period of time;
  • a voucher instead of cash to book any future airline ticket;
  • a refund of the airline’s ticket price.

Emirates was treated fairly. Very fair. Yes, a refund had to wait, not a week or two, but not as long as some airlines. We are sure that the remaining 10% of Emirates passengers who requested money back will receive it soon.


Meanwhile, another airline from the UAE, Etihad Airways, will offer its passengers COVID-19 insurance. This is, of course, not the first such undertaking: the same Emirates, a number of other airlines have done so before.

What does this mean? It means that “guests who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip will not have to worry about medical or quarantine costs when they fly with Etihad”. This is a quote from the Abu Dhabi carrier’s website. All Etihad tickets, regardless of the booking date for travel from 7 September to the end of 2020, will include this insurance.

This is the news.

Sources: Simple FlyingРусские Эмираты

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