Emirates to cut capacity to China amidst coronavirus outbreak


Emirates Airline will reduce capacity on select routes to China starting February 4 amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement sent to ARN News, the airline said it will deploy Boeing 777 aircraft, instead of A380s, to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, following an operational review.

Meanwhile, flights EK 302/303 to Shanghai and EK 306/307 to Beijing will continue to be operated by an A380 aircraft.

The carrier apologised for the inconvenience caused. 

Flights affected include: EK 362 (DXB-CAN) February 4-29, 2020 and EK 363 (CAN-DXB) February 5-March 1, 2020; EK 304 (DXB-PVG) February 10-29, 2020 and EK 305 (PVG-DXB) February 11-March 1, 2020; EK 308 (DXB-PEK) February 10-29, 2020 and EK 309 (PEK-DXB) February 11-March 1, 2020.

Earlier, Oman Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines joined a number of carriers that have either suspended or scaled-down operations to China in reaction to the coronavirus outbreak.


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