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Emirates: Most flights in March deleted for coronavirus

Emirates airline shows in a press release that most flights are canceled in March because of the coronavirus. The staff get half the salary. Earlier the company cancelde almost 70 percent of the 159 international destinations. Globally be several airlines in trouble.

Emirates airline shows in a press release that most flights are canceled in March because of the coronavirus. The staff get half the salary. Earlier the company cancelde almost 70 percent of the 159 international destinations. Globally be several airlines in trouble.

Emirates says to continue cargo flights but most passenger flights be deleted with effect from 25th March.

In order to be able to contribute to the repatriation of travelers, the company will continue as far as flying in Canada, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, South Korea and Switzerland.

The decision to decrease, according to Emirates a way no one having to release the salaries of the staff.

Several airlines cancel flights

Other airlines keep their aircraft to the ground. The chairman of Turkish Airlines on Sunday announced that 85 percent of the passenger aircraft is not used at this time. Indeed, Turkey has banned flights from more than sixty countries, reports Reuters.

Moreover, passengers over 65 are not allowed on board, after Ankara Saturday had imposed a curfew to seniors.

Transavia announced last week that all scheduled flights lapse between Monday, March 23 and Sunday, April 5th. The company says it will by repatriating Dutch stranded abroad.

KLM expects Cabinet

Wednesday KLM reached with unions an agreement on the emergency measures that the airline will take. The corona crisis has removed 80 to 90 percent of the flights, so most of the staff can not work.

KLM will count on the aid of the Cabinet and the maximum time working for the personnel requests.

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Transparency: Earlier it was reported in this article that all flights are removed, but this is adjusted ‘most passenger flights. “

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