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Emirates to indefinitely suspend flights between Dubai and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

Emirates to indefinitely suspend flights between Dubai and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

The airline said the decision was made due to “operational reasons”

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Dubai carrier Emirates has confirmed that it will imminently suspend all flights between Dubai and Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in Australia “until further notice.”

In a statement issued on its website, it said the decision was made due to “operational reasons”.

On Friday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that caps on international arrivals in NSW, Western Australia and Queensland will be reduced by 50 per cent until February 15. Also, travellers to Australia must present a negative Covid-19 test result prior to their departure to Australia.

Emirates’ said that the schedule of their final few flights to the three Australian cities before the suspension comes into effect are as follows:

Dubai-Melbourne
EK408 on January 19

Melbourne–Dubai
EK409 on January 20

Dubai-Sydney
EK414 on January 18

Sydney–Dubai
EK415 on January 19

Dubai-Brisbane
EK430 on January 16

Brisbane–Dubai
EK431 on January 17

The airline added that customers holding tickets with final destinations Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin after the completion of the above flights.

Emirates has also suspended all flights between the UAE and South Africa from Saturday, January 16 to Thursday, January 28.

Read: Emirates suspends all flights between Dubai and South Africa

It has also paused its flights to Hong Kong until January 22, as a result of a directive issued by the authorities in Hong Kong.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates pauses flights to Hong Kong for two weeks

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