The UAE’s Emirates airline is now offering extra baggage allowance for passengers headed to Beirut through its network.
Announcing the decision on Wednesday, the airline said that the active offer would last until September 30th, 2021. Exceptionally, it will take effect on August 30th in Zambia, and on September 1st in Guinea, Senegal, Angola, Ivory Coast, and Ghana.
Passengers are able to bring along an additional 10 kg of baggage so that they can take extra items to support their loved ones in Lebanon, which is witnessing a severe shortage of vital commodities and goods, including medicine.
“Emirates customers traveling to Beirut via Dubai from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Zambia, Angola, Guinea, Senegal, South Africa, Ivory Coast, and Ghana will be eligible to carry an additional piece of luggage totaling 23kg,” the airline said in a statement.
The extra baggage offer, which also applies to outbound flights from Beirut, is available on Economy as well as Business Class tickets booked from the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Australia.
However, it can only be booked in Economy Class from Australia, Canada, Brazil, and the U.S, the company noted.
The goal behind this move is to support Lebanese customers, communities, and diaspora around the world, Emirates stated.
This comes around a year after Emirates established an airbridge with Lebanon to help deliver tonnes of humanitarian aid in the aftermath of the Beirut Port Explosion.