Airlines suspend flights in the UK next week due to Coronavrus pandemic.
On 25 March 2020 Emirates will no longer have any passenger aircraft in the air, the only aircraft the company will have in the air are Boeing 777 freighters.
Emirates fly’s it’s A380 to and from Manchester and other airports in the UK, other operators are also suspending flights.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group said:
“The world has literally gone into quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is an unprecedented crisis situation in terms of breadth and scale: geographically, as well as from a health, social, and economic standpoint. Until January 2020, the Emirates Group was doing well against our current financial year targets. But COVID-19 has brought all that to a sudden and painful halt over the past 6 weeks.
“As a global network airline, we find ourselves in a situation where we cannot viably operate passenger services until countries re-open their borders, and travel confidence returns. By Wednesday 25 March, although we will still operate cargo flights which remain busy, Emirates will have temporarily suspended all its passenger operations. We continue to watch the situation closely, and as soon as things allow, we will reinstate our services.
“Emirates Group has a strong balance sheet, and substantial cash liquidity, and we can, and will, with appropriate and timely action, survive through a prolonged period of reduced flight schedules, so that we are adequately prepared for the return to normality.”
- EasyJet suspends flights from 24 March: more details of rescue flights can be found here https://www.easyjet.com/en/policy/coronavirus-rescue-flights
- RyanAir reduces services from 24 March: more details here: https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/important-customer-notice-update-fri-20-mar/?market=ie
- Virgin Atlantic: https://flywith.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/news/coronavirus/no-change-fees-policy.html
- TUI: https://www.tui.co.uk/destinations/travel-information/tui-coronavirus-information
You are advised to get in touch with your own airline for further information as more airlines suspend flights or reduce them from next week.
We will keep everyone up to date with transport changes due to the Coronavirus pandemic, most airlines are mostly suspending flights due to countries going in lockdown.