Emirates Walks Back Plan to Cease Operations, Will Continue Flights to 13 Countries

By Paul Riegler on 22 March 2020
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An Emirates Airbus A380 in New York

Emirates Airline retreated from its early Sunday announcement to suspend all passenger flights and said it will continue to service some destinations.

The Dubai-based airline said it would suspend “most” flights, however, by March 25, 2020.

The carrier is the world’s largest operator of Airbus A380 superjumbo jets.

Emirates said that “requests from governments and customers to support the repatriation of travelers” had caused it to make the change.  The airline said it “will continue to operate passenger and cargo flights to the following countries until further notice, as long as borders remain open and there is demand,” and listed Australia, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom and the United States.

The airline added South Korea to its list shortly after issuing its initial statement and said that “[T]he situation remains dynamic, and travellers can check flight status on emirates.com.”

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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