Emirates Airline suspends operations in 30 destinations

The suspensions will be in effect from March 17 to March 31

Emirates is offering refunds and rebooking for customers impacted
Emirates is offering refunds and rebooking for customers impacted

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has announced it will suspend operations to 30 destinations from March 17.

Reported by sister publication Arabian Business, the decision was made as coronavirus-related travel bans impact demand for international flights. For travellers who booked until May 31, rebooking privileges until June 30 will be given, along with re-rerouting to select destinations.

A spokesperson for the airline said: “We have implemented fee waivers for changes to bookings made on or before March 31, 2020, and are offering bonus tier miles and reduced tier travel requirement to help Skywards members retain their status.”

The flight suspensions are as follows:

Amman
From March 17 to March 31.

Baghdad
From March 17 to March 31.

Bangkok- Hong Kong
From March 9  to March 31.

Basra
From March 17 to March 31.

Beirut
From March 17 to March 31.

Bologna
From March 31 to April 3.

Casablanca
From March 16 to March 31.

Dammam 
From March 9 until further notice.

Fort Lauderdale
March 13 to March 31.

Guangzhou 
From February 5 until further notice.

Istanbul (IST) 
From March 17 to March 31.

Istanbul (SAW) 
From March 17 to March 31.

Jeddah
From March 9 until further notice.

Kuwait City
From March 14 to March 31.

Larnaca 
From  March 17 to March 31.

Malta (via Larnaca)
From March 17 to March 31.

Medina
From March 09 until further notice.

Milan 
From March 13 to April 3.

New York JFK – Milan 
March 11 to April 12.

New York EWR – Athens
March 13 to April 12.

Peshawar
From March 15 to March 31, flights to/from Peshawar will be rerouted through Islamabad. Affected customers will need to make their own way to rerouted airports and will receive an email with their rebooking details.

Porto 
From March 17 to March 31.

Riyadh 
From March 9 to March 31.

Rome 
From March 14 to April 03.

Shanghai 
From February 05 until further notice.

Sialkot
From March 15 to March 31, flights to/from Sialkot will be re-routed through Lahore. Affected customers will need to make their own way to rerouted airports and will receive an email with their rebooking details.

Taipei
From March 16 until further notice.

Tehran
From February 26 until further notice.

Venice 
From March 12 to April 3.

Warsaw 
From March 15 to March 28.

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