UAE-based carrier Emirates has announced a new multi-risk travel insurance coverage on top of its Covid-19 cover. The new multi-risk travel insurance coverage will be applicable on Emirates tickets purchased from December 1, 2020. The coverage will also apply to Emirates’ codeshare flights operated by partner airlines.
The newly launched insurance coverage by Emirates has provisions similar to other travel insurance such as personal accidents during travel, winter sports cover, loss of personal belongings among others.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates chairman and chief executive told the media, “Emirates was the first airline to offer complimentary global Covid-19 cover for travelers back in July, and the response from our customers has been tremendously encouraging. We’ve not rested on our laurels and instead continued to look at how we can offer our customers an even better proposition. We’re very pleased to be able to now provide this new multi-risk travel insurance and Covid-19 cover, which is another industry first, to all our customers.
“We see a strong appetite for travel around the world, especially heading into the winter holidays as people seek warmer climates and family destinations like Dubai. By launching this new multi-risk travel insurance and Covid-19 cover, we aim to give our customers even more confidence in making their travel plans this winter and moving into 2021.”
Last month, Emirates said that it is looking to expand its reach in the African continent. In order to do so, it has signed an interline agreement with South Africa-based carrier Airlink. The carrier said in a statement that the deal would allow the carrier to boost its connectivity through its gateways in Johannesburg and Cape Town to more than 25 domestic and regional destinations in South Africa.