Africa: Emirates finally shutdown Lagos and Abuja operation

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Africa: Emirates finally shutdown Lagos and Abuja operation

Emirates Airline has finally suspended its Lagos and Abuja flight operation from March 23, 2020, few hours after it suspended flights to 55 destinations globally following the spread of Coronavirus.

The airline had earlier left out its Lagos and Abuja operations open to air travellers in the country.

A statement sent from the airline to some travel agencies shows that it will also be cancelling three already booked flights as it apologizes to passengers for inconveniences caused over this action.

The airline said: ‘Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and it’s impact on the aviation industry, Emirates will be suspending operations into Lagos and Abuja.

“EK785/786; EK781/782 and EK783/784 , the above listed flights are canceled from March 23, 2020, we regret any inconveniences that this may cause. As the situation is being reviewd, we will keep you posted. Passengers may visit our website for the latest travel update information” the airline said.

“You are strongly encouraged to make use of this opportunity to volunteer for additional paid and unpaid leave,” the airline said in an internal email to pilots.

Lagos and Abuja now joins the list of destinations suspended by the carrier.

All Emirates destinations affected by flight suspensions
Africa
• Abidjan (via Accra): From March 21 – May 20
• Accra: From March 20 – May 21
• Algiers: Until May 20
• Cairo: Until March 31
• Casablanca: Until March 31
• Conakry: From March 22 – May 19
• Dakar (via Conakry): From March 22 – May 19
• Harare (via Lusaka): From March 20 – May 20
• Khartoum: Until May 20
• Lusaka: From March 20- May 20
• Luanda: From March 24 – May 19
• Tunis: Until May 20
• Dubai- Mauritius: From March 20 – April 2.
Americas
• Buenos Aires (via Rio de Janeiro): From March 25 – May 20
• Fort Lauderdale: Until May 19
• Mexico City (via Barcelona): From March 20 – May 20
• New York JFK – Milan: Until May 20
• New York EWR – Athens: Until May 20
• Rio de Janeiro: From March 25 – May 20
• Santiago (via Rio de Janeiro): From March 25 – May 20
Asia
• Peshawar: rerouted to Islamabad: Until March 31
• Sialkot: rerouted to Islamabad: Until March 31
• Dubai – Colombo: Until March 25
• Dubai- Hanoi: Until further notice.
• Dubai- Ho Chi Minh: Until further notice.
• Bangkok- Hong Kong: Until May 20
• Guangzhou: Until April 30
• Shanghai: Until April 30
• Taipei: Until May 20
Australasia
• Adelaide: From March 23 – May 20
Europe
• Barcelona: From March 20 – May 20
• Bologna: Until May 20
• Budapest: From March 25 – May 20
• Geneva: From March 27 – May 20
• Istanbul (IST): Until April 3
• Istanbul (SAW): Until March 31
• Larnaca: Until May 20
• Lisbon: Until April 15
• Madrid: Until May 20
• Malta (via Larnaca): Until 20 May
• Milan: Until May 20
• Porto: Until May 19
• Rome: Until May 20
• Venice: Until May 20
• Warsaw: Until May 20
Middle East
• Amman: Until April 30
• Baghdad: Until April 30
• Basra: Until March 31
• Beirut: Until April 30
• Dammam: Until further notice
• Jeddah: Until further notice
• Kuwait City: Until March 31
• Medina: Until further notice
• Riyadh: Until March 31
• Tehran: Until further notice

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