Emirates suspends Zim-bound flights


EMIRATES Airways has suspended flights between Harare-Lusaka-Dubai for the period March 20, 2020 to May 20, 2020, owing to the current challenging global environment.

Globally, several airlines have grounded their flights due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, which has since been declared a global pandemic while others announced new flight reductions as more countries introduced travel bans and isolation requirements.

However, Emirates, in a statement, said the last flights to and from Harare will be suspended.

“We wish to advise the travel trade that due to the current challenging global conditions, Emirates Airlines is compelled to suspend flights EK 713/714 (LUN/HRE) for the period March 20 to May 20, 2020,” it said.

On March 5, the International Air Transport Association, a trade group, projected a possible hit to worldwide revenues of up to $113 billion this year.

Emirates launched flights to Zimbabwe in 2012, and had plans to add Victoria Falls to its routes.

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