Coronavirus: Emirates, flydubai suspend all flights to Italy

Flights to Fort Lauderdale in Florida, United States have also been suspended.

  

Emirates has announced fresh flight suspensions to all Italian destinations. Flights to Fort Lauderdale in Florida, United States have been suspended until March 31 as well.

"Following a directive by the UAE GCAA, Emirates' will suspend its current flights to Milan and Bologna from Friday, 13th March, and Rome from Sunday, 14th March 2020. Emirates' daily flight to Venice was suspended from today (12 March)," an Emirates spokesperson said.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Affected customers should contact their booking agent or Emirates office to make alternative arrangements. We continue to monitor the situation closely, and look forward to resume normal operations when feasible," the spokesperson added.

FlyDubai, too, will suspend flights to Italy, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman and chief executive of Emirates airline and Group, announced on Twitter.

As of March 12, Emirates flights have been suspended to the following destinations:

Americas

Fort Lauderdale: March 13 to 31
New York JFK - Milan: March 11 March to April 3
New York EWR - Athens: March 13 to April 3

Europe

Venice: From March 12 to April 3
Milan: From March 13 - April 3
Bologna: From March 13 - April 3
Rome: From March 14 - April 3

Far East

Guangzhou: From February until further notice
Shanghai: From February 5 until further notice
Bangkok - Hong Kong: From March 9 - March 31

Gulf, Middle East

Kuwait: From March 14 to March 31
Tehran: From February 26 until further notice
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: From March 9 until further notice, except special flights from March 12-15.

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