Dubai’s Emirates airline announced it would suspend flights to dozens more cities, including New York, Delhi and Melbourne, taking its total route closures past 100, in a bid to forestall the spread of coronavirus.
The latest suspensions takes the carrier’s total closed routes to 111. It normally serves 159 destinations.
“In response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, we are taking extra steps that go above and beyond industry and regulatory requirements to ensure our customers’ health and comfort,” the company said in a statement.
Flights to some destinations would be suspended for up to three months while others, including to Paris, Frankfurt and Islamabad have been stopped until further notice.