Emirates suspends most passenger operations
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, by Wednesday 25 March, Emirates will have temporarily suspended most of its passenger operations, continuing its SkyCargo services by deploying its fleet of 777 freighters for the transport of essential goods including medical supplies across the world.
The airline aims to maintain passenger flights for as long as feasible to help travellers return home amidst an increasing number of travel bans, restrictions, and country lockdowns across the world.
Having received requests from governments and customers to support the repatriation of travellers, Emirates will continue to operate passenger and cargo flights to the following countries and territories until further notice, as long as borders remain open, and there is demand: the UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, South Africa, USA, and Canada. The situation remains dynamic, and travellers can check flight status on emirates.com.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and chief executive of Emirates Group said: “ As a global network airline, we find ourselves in a situation where we cannot viably operate passenger services until countries reopen their borders, and travel confidence returns. By Wednesday 25 March, although we will still operate cargo flights which remain busy, Emirates will have temporarily suspended most of its passenger operations. We continue to watch the situation closely, and as soon as things allow, we will reinstate our services."