Emirates, the largest airline and flag carrier of UAE on Friday announced that it has suspended the flight operations for Australia and South Africa.
Due to this suspension hundreds of Australians have been left stranded in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The airline said the flight suspensions were due to “operational reasons”, and that it “regrets any inconvenience caused”.
As per the announcement on the Emirates website said: “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.”
Similarly, Flights to and from South Africa will temporarily be suspended from January 16 to January 28 due to operational reasons. The last three flights to three South African destinations – Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg departed from Dubai on January 15.
Passengers holding tickets with final destinations in South Africa from January 16 to January 28 will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin.
Emirates further added that “affected customers should contact their travel agent or Emirates contact center for rebooking options. To receive update notifications, customers are requested to ensure their contact details are correct by visiting Manage Your Booking.”
Emirates’ last flights to/from these Australian destinations are below:
- Dubai Melbourne EK408/19JAN
- Melbourne – Dubai EK409/20JAN
- Dubai Sydney EK414/18JAN
- Sydney – Dubai EK415/19JAN
- Dubai Brisbane EK430/16JAN
- Brisbane – Dubai EK431/17JAN