Dubai-based carrier flydubai has announced that it has partnered with Aster DM Healthcare to offer passengers COVID-19 PCR testing at a special rate of AED 180 ($49 USD) per test.
The offer is available for flydubai passengers travelling from Dubai with testing services available at 28 Aster Hospitals and Clinics across Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Passengers are required to submit a valid flydubai booking confirmation along with their Emirates ID or passport copy to redeem the offer. The test results are issued after 48 hours and passengers who require test results in 24 hours can visit any Aster Hospital branch in Dubai, the Bur Dubai Aster Clinic branch or any Aster Clinic branch in Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah or Sharjah.
Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: “We have been working hard to give our passengers the confidence and peace of mind that they need when they travel. In this new way of travelling, we recognise that the precautionary measures that are in place result in additional planning and preparation for passengers as well as associated costs. This service, in partnership with Aster DM Healthcare, offers fast and efficient testing at a discounted price. Along with our safety measures onboard and our recently introduced free global cover for COVID-19, passengers can be encouraged to travel knowing that for each step of their journey these services will help more passengers fly again.”
The service is valid for all bookings done through flydubai’s website, mobile app, the flydubai Customer Centre or Travel Shops, the Holidays by flydubai portal, travel agents or any of the airline’s travel partners.
In other efforts to boost passenger confidence, the carrier recently announced that it will provide customers free global cover for COVID-19 between 1 September and 30 November.The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are continuously evolving. Our friends at APEX have a dedicated COVID-19 page, which they’ll be updating regularly to help keep you up-to-date on how the novel coronavirus is impacting the aviation industry. Visit the page for the very latest news >>