Covid-19 Pandemic: Emirates Suspends Lagos, Abuja Flights


Chinazor Megbolu


The Dubai based Emirates Airlines has announced the suspension of flights to Lagos and Abuja respectively over Covid-19 pandemic.

The organisation stated this on Saturday that it will be suspending all flights into Lagos and Abuja from its base in Dubai from March 23, 2020.

The group through a statement online pointed out the airline will be cancelling three already booked flights and used the opportunity to apologise to passengers for inconveniences caused over the suspension.

According to the Airline; “due to the COVID-19 outbreak and its 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 cancelled from March 23, 2020, we regret any inconveniences that this may cause. As the situation is being reviewed, we will keep you posted. “Passengers may visit our website for the latest travel update information”.

The airline few weeks ago, asked its pilots to take unpaid leave.

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

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