Emirates announced that it has suspended flights from Pakistan after passengers who transited through Dubai tested positive for Covid-19.
25 June 2020, 12:00 AM
30 June 2020, 12:00 AM
Emirates has temporarily suspended passenger services from Pakistan with effect from today, the airline told in a statement.
The decision was taken after 26 people on board a flight from Pakistan to Hong Kong via Dubai were found to have the virus. Cargo flights have not been affected.
In a statement, Emirates said, “Following the announcement of positive COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong relating to certain passengers who travelled on our flights, Emirates has taken the decision to temporarily suspend passenger services from Pakistan, from June 24, 04:00 Pakistan LT”.
The airline said, “We remain committed to serving our customers in Pakistan and are working hard to resume services as soon as possible. In the meantime, Emirates will continue to operate repatriation flights into Pakistan as per the announced schedule, and operate cargo services that support the trade and movement of goods between Pakistan, UAE and our global network.”
“We are co-ordinating closely with the various authorities and will review and implement any required additional measures to satisfy all parties before we resume services from Pakistan,” said a spokeswoman for the airline.
The airline has put in place “a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey on the ground and in the air, to minimise the risk of infection spread”.
More information on these measures can be found on: www.emirates.com/yoursafety.”