Emirates Won’t Suspend All Passenger Flights After All – U.S. Flights And Many Others Continue

On Friday United Airlines announced they were suspending all long haul international flying, only to change their mind on Saturday. Now on Sunday Emirates announced they would suspend all passenger flights. They, too, have now walked that back.

They’re now only going to suspend most flights on Wednesday.

“Having receiving requests from governments and customers to support the repatriation of travellers, Emirates will continue to operate passenger and cargo flights to the following countries until further notice, as long as borders remain open, and there is demand: the UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, USA, and Canada,” a company statement said Sunday.

South Korea has been added to this list as well.

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  1. Who placed pressure on United and Emirates to keep flying back money-losing flights? There is a back story here.

  2. Singapore must be off the list as the city state effectively closed off Changi airport effective March 24 0000 hours local time. EK would be foolish NOT to offer flights to Indonesia as the situation in Singapore (and to a certain extent Hong Kong with CX massively reducing frequency) deprive Indonesia a major connecting points to the rest of the world (especially USA)

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