Emirates suspends flights to India, Pakistan, Australia over COVID-19

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Emirates Airline has suspended several flights to India, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand due to travel restrictions in place over the coronavirus outbreak.

Starting Sunday, March 22, flights to the Indian cities of Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram will be suspended until March 28. Meanwhile, services to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata will be cancelled from March 23.

Flights to Australian cities - Brisbane and Melbourne - will stop operating from March 29 till June 30, while services to Christchurch and Auckland in New Zealand will be suspended during the same period.

Services to Pakistan's Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar will be cancelled from March 22 until further notice.

The airline's Dhaka and Colombo routes have also been impacted.

Passengers are being urged to head to the carrier’s official website to get a detailed list of the changed schedules.

Here's a list of latest flight suspensions:

  • Abuja: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Adelaide: From 23 March – 20 May
  • Athens: From 23 March- 30 June
  • Bali: From 29 March – 30 June
  • Brussels: From 26 March – 30 June
  • Buenos Aires (via Rio de Janeiro): From 25 March – 20 May
  • Cebu/Clark: From 29 March- 30 June
  • Chicago: From 27 March – 30 June
  • Conakry: From 22 March – 19 May
  • Dakar (via Conakry): From 22 March – 19 May
  • Durban: From 24 March – 20 May
  • Dusseldorf: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Edinburgh: From 25 March – 30 June
  • Entebbe: From 23 March – 23 April
  • Frankfurt: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Geneva: From 23 March – 30 June
  • Hamburg: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Hanoi: From 23 March – 30 June
  • Harare (via Lusaka): From 20 March – 20 May
  • Ho Chi Minh: From 25 March – 30 June
  • Houston: From 27 March – 30 June
  • Kabul: From 26 March – 30 June
  • Lagos: From 23 March – until further notice
  • London Stansted: From 25 March – 30 June
  • Luanda: From 22 March – 20 May
  • Lyon: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Mauritius: 25 March – 30 June
  • Moscow: From 30 March – 30 June
  • Munich: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Muscat: From 22 March – 05 April
  • New York EWR: From 24 March – until further notice
  • New York JFK: From 24 March – until further notice
  • Newcastle: From 25 March – 30 June
  • Nice: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Orlando: From 24 March – 30 June
  • Osaka: From 26 March – 30 June
  • Oslo: From 28 March – 30 June
  • Paris: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Phnom Penh (via Bangkok): From 29 March – 30 June
  • Phuket: From 29 March – 30 June
  • Prague: From 25 March – 30 June
  • Rio de Janeiro: From 25 March – 20 May
  • Saint Petersburg: From 30 March – 30 June
  • San Francisco: From 29 March – 30 June
  • Santiago (via Rio de Janeiro): From 25 March – 20 May
  • Seattle: From 26 March – 30 June
  • Sialkot: From 22 March – until further notice
  • Stockholm: From 26 March – 30 June
  • Vienna: From 23 March – 30 June

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