Hong Kong’s Airport Authority has cancelled all flights not yet checked in by Monday afternoon, the agency said, as anti-government protesters peacefully demonstrated
Travel is expected to reach an all-time high in the upcoming weeks for Emirates Airlines, as the carrier expects yet another busy period with travellers arriving into Dubai after the summer holidays and Eid breaks.
Enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai regardless of route, fee waivers for booking changes and offer for skywards members ability to retain status with reduced tier travel requirement are few of the steps taken by the airlines.
Dubai carrier Emirates said on Sunday it has dramatically cut its passenger flight destinations to 13, down from 145. The state-owned carrier said it will still fly to the US, the UK, Japan, Australia and Canada.
The airline, which had aimed to partially resume passenger flights from May 1, said in a statement all scheduled services would remain grounded until May 16 at the earliest. Earlier in the day, it had said the suspension would last until May 15.
"It is nice to be back home. Dubai is my home and my children’s home," Mark Hill, a British national, who has been living in the city for two decades, said after landing at Dubai International Airport.
A fee of INR 2,000 or its equivalent in foreign currency per passenger, including children, will be charged.
The airline will attempt to welcome as many nationalities as possible onto flight EK2019, for a special flight journey around the UAE.
Airline profits are on course to fall faster than expected in 2019 as trade wars hit global commerce and broader confidence, the industry’s main global body said, while predicting a modest recovery next year.