Dubai’s Emirates Group has seen a “measurable slowdown” in business from the coronavirus outbreak and has asked staff to take paid and unpaid leave, according to an internal email seen by Reuters News agency.
The trend canceling major routes, followed by not so major air-connections is now also affecting Emirates Airlines and seems to be a set by set development in the global aviation industry. Depending on how COVID-19 is growing and expanding, airline routes will follow through. Experts are talking about air traffic altogether to get the spread of Coronavirus under control.
The cost for this would be so tremendous, unable for most airlines to comprehend. Emirates as one of the healthiest aviation company may set an unwelcome lead.
Emirates Group, which runs the world’s biggest airline by international traffic, is encouraging staff to take leave as the coronavirus outbreak slows demand for travel. The United Arab Emirates has been an excellent country able to keep virus infections from expanding counting 21 cases. The UAE is a country with workers and visitors from all regions on the globe, and Emirates is the airline transporting a large percentage of everyone arriving.
The airline asked employees to consider taking paid or unpaid leave, according to the email.
Emirates stopped most flights to China and suspended operations to Iran, the epicenters of the coronavirus. It stopped flying tourists from more than 20 countries to Saudi Arabia, the carrier’s biggest market in the Middle East. Experts expected flights to Italy may be stopped as well, this could be expanded to Korea or possibly other European region depending on the development of Coronavirus spreads.
A spokeswoman for Emirates, one of the world’s biggest international airlines, confirmed the email had been sent to employees but declined to comment further.
Emirates also reached out to eTurboNews and confirmed their plans to reduce flights would not yet mean shutting down all operations. Obviously Emirates is an airline serving many global markets. Shutting down one market could shut down traffic from this and other markets to third markets-.
Emirates has one of the largest airlines in the world connecting every continent through Dubai, UAE. Emirates is a state-owned airline based in Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai.
Emirates is a leading global airline with funding behind it. A drastic reduction in service may be followed by many competing and non-competing airlines around