Emirates Airline to suspend passenger flights effective March 25

Emirates Airline, a carrier based in Dubai, has announced it will suspend all passenger flights from March 25 amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the company said.

While the company will continue to operate cargo flights, by Wednesday 25 March, a Emirates will have temporarily suspended all its passenger operations.

Emirates passenger flights normally serve 159 destinations.

The UAE has stopped granting visas on arrival and forbidden foreigners who are legal residents but are outside the country from returning.