Emirates will temporarily cease most passenger operations this week as the world battles an outbreak of coronavirus.
The Dubai-based airline said it would ground almost all passenger services from March 25th, with no date in place for the resumption of flights.
Emirates said it would continue to operate a small number of passenger flights to the UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, South Korea, the United States and Canada.
The carrier added that the situation remains dynamic, with travellers able to check the latest flight status online.
Emirates said it had aimed to maintain passenger flights for as long as feasible to help travellers return home amid an increasing number of travel bans, restrictions and country lockdowns.
With many of its airline customers dramatically reducing flights or ceasing services altogether, dnata has also significantly reduced its operations, including temporarily shutting some offices across its international network.
Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chief executive of Emirates Group, said: “The…