Emirates Has Suspended 70% Of Its Destinations

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Emirates, on Sunday, temporarily suspended more than 20 destinations bringing the total number to 111. The airline usually flies to close 160 cities around the world.

Emirates Plane

The airline no longer flies to New York (both JFK & EWR), Paris, Nice, Munich, Lahore, and Frankfurt until further notice (no date when the service would resume).

You can access Emirates’ page for travel disruptions here.

Here’s the list of suspended destinations:

  • Abidjan (via Accra): From 21 March – 20 May
  • Abuja: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Accra: From 21 March – 20 May
  • Adelaide: From 23 March – 20 May
  • Ahmedabad: From 23 March – 28 March
  • Algiers: From 18 March – 20 May
  • Amman: From 17 March – 30 April
  • Athens: From 23 March- 30 June
  • Auckland (via Bali): From 29 March – 30 June
  • Auckland: From 29 March – 30 June
  • Baghdad: From 17 March – 30 April
  • Bahrain: From 29 March – 30 June
  • Bali: From 29 March – 30 June
  • Bangkok: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Bangkok–Hong Kong: From 9 March – 20 May
  • Barcelona: From 20 March – 20 May
  • Basra: From 17 March – 30 April
  • Beijing: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Beirut: From 17 March – 30 April
  • Bengaluru: From 23 March – 28 March
  • Bologna: From 13 March – 20 May
  • Brisbane: From 29 March – 30 June
  • Brussels: From 26 March – 30 June
  • Budapest: From 13 March – 20 May
  • Buenos Aires (via Rio de Janeiro): From 25 March – 20 May
  • Cairo: From 19 March – 30 June
  • Casablanca: From 16 March – 30 June
  • Cebu/Clark: From 29 March- 30 June
  • Chennai: From 22 March – 28 March
  • Chicago: From 27 March – 30 June
  • Christchurch (via Sydney): From 29 March – 30 June
  • Cochin: From 23 March – 30 June
  • Colombo (via Male): From 23 March – 30 June
  • Conakry: From 22 March – 19 May
  • Dakar (via Conakry): From 22 March – 19 May
  • Dammam: From 09 March – 30 April
  • Delhi: From 22 March – 28 March
  • Dhaka: From 22 March- 31 March
  • Dubai–Bangkok: From 23 March until further notice, passengers can only travel from Bangkok to Dubai as directed by Thai authorities.
  • Dubai–Colombo: From 19 March – 25 March. During this time, passengers can only travel from Colombo to Dubai as directed by Sri Lankan authorities.
  • Dubai–Hanoi: From 18 March – 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 – 24 March. During this time, passengers can only travel from Ho Chi Minh to Dubai as directed by Vietnamese authorities.
  • Dubai–Mauritius: From 20 March – 2 April. During this time, passengers can only travel from Mauritius to Dubai as directed by Mauritian authorities.
  • Dubai–Phuket: From 23 March until further notice, passengers can only travel from Phuket to Dubai as directed by Thai authorities.
  • Durban: From 24 March – 20 May
  • Dusseldorf: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Edinburgh: From 25 March – 30 June
  • Entebbe: From 23 March – 23 April
  • Fort Lauderdale: From 13 March – 30 June
  • Frankfurt: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Geneva: From 23 March – 30 June
  • Guangzhou: From 05 February – 30 April
  • Hamburg: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Hanoi: From 23 March – 30 June
  • Harare (via Lusaka): From 20 March – 20 May
  • Ho Chi Minh: From 25 March – 30 June
  • Houston: From 27 March – 30 June
  • Hyderabad: From 22 March – 28 March
  • Islamabad: From 22 March – until further notice
  • Istanbul (IST): From 17 March – 20 May
  • Istanbul (SAW): From 17 March – 20 May
  • Jeddah: From 16 March – 30 April
  • Kabul: From 26 March – 30 June
  • Karachi: From 22 March – until further notice
  • Khartoum: From 18 March – 20 May
  • Kolkata: From 23 March – 28 March
  • Kuwait City: From 14 March – 30 April
  • Lagos: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Larnaca: From 17 March – 20 May
  • Lahore: From 22 March – until further notice
  • Lisbon: From 19 March – 30 April
  • London Stansted: From 25 March – 30 June
  • Luanda: From 22 March – 20 May
  • Lusaka: From 20 March – 20 May
  • Lyon: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Madrid: From 18 March – 20 May
  • Malta (via Larnaca): From 17 March – 20 May
  • Mauritius: 25 March – 30 June
  • Medina: From 05 March – 30 April
  • Melbourne (via Singapore): From 23 March – 20 May
  • Melbourne: From 29 March –  30 June
  • Mexico City (via Barcelona): From 20 March – 20 May
  • Milan: From 15 March – 20 May
  • Moscow: From 30 March – 30 June
  • Mumbai: From 22 March – 28 March
  • Munich: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Muscat: From 22 March – 05 April
  • New York EWR (via Athens): From 13 March – 20 May
  • New York EWR: From 24 March – until further notice
  • New York JFK (via Milan): From 11 March – 20 May
  • New York JFK: From 24 March – until further notice
  • Newcastle: From 25 March – 30 June
  • Nice: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Orlando: From 24 March – 30 June
  • Osaka: From 26 March – 30 June
  • Oslo: From 28 March – 30 June
  • Paris: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Peshawar: From 22 March – until further notice
  • Phnom Penh (via Bangkok): From 29 March – 30 June
  • Phuket: From 23 March – until further notice
  • Porto: From 17 March – 20 May
  • Prague: From 25 March – 30 June
  • Rio de Janeiro: From 25 March – 20 May
  • Riyadh: From 16 March – 30 April
  • Rome: From 15 March – 20 May
  • Saint Petersburg: From 30 March – 30 June
  • San Francisco: 29 March – 30 June
  • Santiago (via Rio de Janeiro): From 25 March – 20 May
  • Seattle: From 26 March – 30 June
  • Shanghai: From 05 February – 30 April
  • Sialkot: From 22 March – until further notice
  • Stockholm: From 26 March – 30 June
  • Taipei: From 16 March – 20 May
  • Tehran: From 26 February – 30 April
  • Trivandrum: From 22 March – 28 March
  • Tunis: From 18 March – 20 May
  • Venice: From 12 March – 20 May
  • Vienna: From 23 March – 30 June
  • Warsaw: From 15 March – 20 May

Flydubai has canceled the following schedule:

  • Armenia: flydubai flights to and from Yerevan have been cancelled from 24 March to 29 March.
  • Azerbaijan: Following a directive from the authorities in Azerbaijan, flydubai flights from and to Baku have been suspended from 18 March.
  • Bahrain: Following a directive from the authorities in Bahrain, flydubai flights to and from Bahrain have been cancelled until 31 March.
  • Bangladesh: Following a directive from the authorities in Bangladesh, flydubai flights from and to Chattogram have been cancelled from 21 March to 31 March.
  • Czech Republic: flydubai flights from and to Prague have been suspended from 18 March.
  • Djibouti: Following a directive from the authorities in Djibouti, flydubai flights from and to Djibouti have been suspended from 18 March.
  • Egypt: Following a directive from the authorities in Egypt, flydubai flights to and from Alexandria will be cancelled between 19 and 31 March.
  • Eritrea: flydubai flights from and to Asmara have been temporarily suspended from 22 March.
  • Finland: flydubai flights from and to Helsinki have been cancelled from 22 March to 31 March.
  • India: Following a directive from the authorities in India, flydubai flights to and from India will be cancelled between 17 and 31 March.
  • Iran: flydubai flights to the Iranian cities of Esfahan, Lar, Mashhad, Shiraz and Tehran have been temporarily suspended following a directive from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
  • Iraq: Following a directive from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), flydubai flights from and to Iraq have been suspended from 17 March.
  • Italy: flydubai flights to and from Catania have been cancelled from 15 March to 20 May.
    flydubai flights to and from Naples have been cancelled from 14 March to 21 May.
  • Jordan: Following a directive from the authorities in Jordan, flydubai flights from and to Amman have been suspended from 17 March.
  • Kuwait: Following a directive from the authorities in Kuwait, flydubai flights to and from Kuwait will be cancelled between 14 and 31 March.
  • Kyrgyzstan: Following a directive from the authorities in Kyrgyzstan, flydubai flights to and from Bishkek have been temporarily suspended from 20 March.
  • Lebanon: Following a directive from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), flydubai flights from and to Beirut have been suspended from 17 March.
  • Nepal: flydubai flights from and to Kathmandu have been cancelled from 21 March to 15 April.
  • North Macedonia: flydubai flights from and to Skopje have been temporarily suspended from 17 March.
  • Pakistan: Flights from and to Pakistan have been temporarily suspended from 21 March to 31 March.
  • Poland: Following a directive from the authorities in Poland, flydubai flights from and to Krakow have been cancelled  between 15 and 28 March.
  • Russia: Following a directive from the authorities in Russia, flydubai flights from and to Russia have been suspended from 20 March.
  • Saudi Arabia: Following a directive from the authorities in Saudi Arabia, flydubai flights to and from Saudi Arabia have been cancelled until 31 March.
  • Slovakia: Following a directive from the authorities in Slovakia, flydubai flights from and to Bratislava have been cancelled between 13 and 27 March.
  • Somaliland: flydubai flights from and to Hargeisa have been suspended from 19 March.
  • South Sudan: flydubai flights from and to Juba have been temporarily suspended from 14 March.
  • Sri Lanka: flydubai flights to and from Sri Lanka have been cancelled from 19 March to 25 March.
  • Sudan: Following a directive from the authorities in Sudan, flydubai flights from and to Sudan have been suspended from 17 March.
  • Thailand: flydubai flights to and from Krabi have been cancelled from 21 March to 31 March.
  • Turkey: Following a directive from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), flydubai flights from and to Istanbul have been suspended from 17 March.
  • Turkmenistan: flydubai flights from and to Ashgabat have been temporarily suspended.
  • Uganda: flydubai flights to and from Entebbe have been temporarily suspended until 15 April.
  • Ukraine: Following a directive from the authorities in Ukraine, flydubai flights from and to Ukraine have been suspended from 17 March.
  • Uzbekistan: flydubai flights from and to Uzbekistan have been cancelled until 30 March.

Conclusion

Emirates is one of the airlines that appears to be misleading passengers that they are only eligible for a travel voucher or change of dates that is not the case. If your flight is not operating, you are eligible for a FULL REFUND. You do have to push for this, and the calculation can be somewhat complicated if you have partially used ticket.

I would advise that passengers who are eligible for a REFUND don’t settle for anything else. It is better to have cash in yours than the airline’s pocket and who knows what routes they end up operating once the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is over.

I do not doubt that Emirates sticks around because it is backed by the Dubai government and indirectly, Abu Dhabi.

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