Dubai’s Emirates Airlines temporarily suspends flights to more than 100 destinations

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Dubai’s Emirates Airlines temporarily suspends flights to more than 100 destinations

Update: Emirates Airline to temporarily suspend all passenger flights by Wednesday March 25. For the full story, click here.

Dubai’s Emirates Airline has suspended more flights to destinations across the globe – including London Stansted, Paris and Melbourne – and as a result of travel and immigration restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 worldwide.


As of now, the Dubai-based airline has suspended flights to more than 100 destinations effective immediately (unless otherwise stated as per below) and more changes could be announced in the next coming days – watch this space for updates.

Affected customers should contact their travel agent or the Emirates office to request a travel voucher and a statement on the Emirates website reads:

“We are experiencing high call volumes due to COVID-19. If you are not travelling in the next 72 hours please consider calling us later.”

Here is a list of all the routes that have been temporarily suspended:

Africa

Abidjan (via Accra): From 21 March to 20 May
Abuja: From 23 March until further notice
Accra: From 20 March to 21 May
Algiers: From 18 March to 20 May
Cairo: From 19 March to 30 June
Casablanca: From 16 March to 30 June
Conakry: From 22 March to 19 May
Dakar (via Conakry): From 22 March to 19 May
Durban: From 24 March to 20 May
Harare (via Lusaka): From 20 March to 20 May
Khartoum: From 18 March to 20 May
Lagos: From 23 March until further notice
Lusaka: From 20 March to 20 May
Luanda: From 22 March to 20 May
Tunis: From 18 March to 20 May
Dubai to Mauritius: From 20 March to 2 April. During this time, passengers can only travel from Mauritius to Dubai as directed by Mauritian authorities.

Americas

Buenos Aires (via Rio de Janeiro): From 25 March to 20 May
Chicago: From 27 March to 30 June
Fort Lauderdale: From 13 March to 30 June
Houston: From 27 March to 30 June
Mexico City (via Barcelona): From 20 March to 20 May
New York EWR: From 24 March until further notice
New York JFK: From 24 March until further notice
New York JFK – Milan: From 11 March to 20 May
New York EWR – Athens: From 13 March to 20 May
Orlando: From 24 March to 30 June
Rio de Janeiro: From 25 March to 20 May
San Francisco: From 29 March to 30 June
Santiago (via Rio de Janeiro): From 25 March to 20 May

Asia

Ahmedabad: From 23 March to 28 March
Bengaluru: From 23 March to 28 March
Chennai: From 22 March to 28 March
Colombo (via Male): From 23 March to 30 June
Delhi: From 22 March to 28 March
Dhaka: From 22 March to 31 March
Hyderabad: From 22 March to 28 March
Islamabad: From 22 March to until further notice
Kabul: From 26 March to 30 June
Karachi: From 22 March to until further notice
Kochi (Cochin): From 23 March to 28 March
Kolkata: From 23 March to 28 March
Lahore: From 22 March – until further notice
Mumbai: From 22 March to 28 March
Peshawar: From 22 March until further notice
Sialkot: From 22 March until further notice
Trivandrum: From 22 March to 28 March

Australasia

Adelaide: From 23 March to 20 May
Auckland (via Bali): From 29 March to 30 June
Brisbane: From 29 March to 30 June
Christchurch (via Sydney): From 29 March to 30 June
Melbourne (via Singapore): From 23 March to 20 May
Melbourne: From 29 March to 30 June

Europe

Athens: From 23 March to 30 June
Barcelona: From 20 March to 20 May
Bologna: From 13 March to 20 May
Brussels: From 26 March to 30 June
Budapest: From 13 March to 20 May
Düsseldorf: From 23 March to until further notice
Edinburgh: From 25 March to 30 June
Frankfurt: From 23 March to until further notice
Geneva: From 23 March to 30 June
Hamburg: From 23 March to until further notice
Istanbul (IST): From 17 March to 20 May
Istanbul (SAW): From 17 March to 20 May
Larnaca: From 17 March to 20 May
Lisbon: From 19 March to 30 April
London Stansted: From 25 March to 30 June
Lyon: From 23 March to until further notice
Madrid: From 18 March to 20 May
Malta (via Larnaca): From 17 March to 20 May
Milan: From 13 March to 20 May
Moscow: From 30 March to 30 June
Munich: From 23 March to until further notice
Newcastle: From 25 March to 30 June
Nice: From 23 March until further notice
Oslo: From 28 March to 30 June
Paris: From 23 March until further notice
Porto: From 17 March to 20 May
Prague: From 25 March – 30 June
Rome: From 14 March to 20 May
Saint Petersburg: From 30 March to 30 June
Stockholm: From 26 March to 30 June
Venice: From 12 March to 20 May
Vienna: From 23 March to 30 June
Warsaw: From 15 March to 20 May

Far East

Bali: From 29 March to 30 June
Bangkok – Hong Kong: From 9 March to 20 May
Cebu: From 29 March to 30 June
Guangzhou: From 5 February to 30 April
Hanoi: From 23 March to 30 June
Ho Chi Minh: From 25 March to 30 June
Osaka: From 26 March to 30 June
Phnom Penh (via Bangkok): From 29 March to 30 June
Phuket: From 29 March to 30 June
Shanghai: From 5 February to 30 April
Taipei: From 16 March to 20 May
Dubai – Hanoi: From 18 March to 22 March. During this time, passengers can only travel from Hanoi to Dubai as directed by Vietnamese authorities.
Dubai – Ho Chi Minh: From 18 March to 24 March. During this time, passengers can only travel from Ho Chi Minh to Dubai as directed by Vietnamese authorities.

Middle East

Amman: From 17 March to 30 April
Baghdad: From 17 March to 30 April
Basra: From 17 March to 30 April
Beirut: From 17 March to 30 April
Dammam: From 9 March to 30 April
Jeddah: From 16 March to 30 April
Kuwait City: From 14 March to 30 April
Medina: From 5 March to 30 April
Muscat: From 22 March to 5 April
Riyadh: From 16 March to 30 April
Tehran: From 26 February to 30 April

These are the destinations Emirates is still operating flights to:
Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, Bahrain, Beijing, Birmingham, Boston, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dallas, Dar Es Salaam, Dublin, Entebbe, Glasgow, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London (select airports), Los Angeles, Malé, Manchester, Manila, Nairobi, Perth, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, Seychelles, Singapore, Sydney, Thiruvananthapuram, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, Yangon, Zagreb, Zürich.

We’ll be updating this page as more updates come in, so keep your eyes peeled.

For a comprehensive list of which flights from the UAE are still operating with Emirates and Etihad, click here.

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