The airline on Thursday issued a statement revealing that only Monday and Wednesday flights starting from March 18 to April 29 have been cancelled.
“Dear Industry Partners, please be advised that due to operations reasons, the following flight cancellations will take place effective March 18, 2020, till April 29, 2020, Mondays and Wednesday only,” the notice read in part.
The cancelled flights include;
EK729/730/3 18Mar20 – DXB/EBB/DXB ,
EK729/730/1 23Mar20 – DXB/EBB/DXB –EK729/730/3 25Mar20 – DXB/EBB/DXB
EK729/730/1 30Mar20 – DXB/EBB/DXB
EK729/730/3 01Apr20 – DXB/EBB/DXB
EK729/730/1 06Apr20 – DXB/EBB/DXB
EK729/730/3 08Apr20 – DXB/EBB/DXB
EK729/730/1 13Apr20 – DXB/EBB/DXB
EK729/730/3 15Apr20 – DXB/EBB/DXB
EK729/730/1 20Apr20 – DXB/EBB/DXB
EK729/730/3 22Apr20 – DXB/EBB/DXB
EK729/730/1 27Apr20 – DXB/EBB/DXB and
EK729/730/3 29Apr20 – DXB/EBB/DXB.
According to Ms Sarina Carrasco, the Emirates sales manager commercial in Uganda confirmed the cancellation of the flights but could not provide further details.
“Yes, the above information is correct. This is a decision from our headquarters, further information will be communicated through the media,” she said, referring the reporter to the team handling the airline’s communications in Uganda.
Though there is no case reported about coronavirus in Uganda but Dubai is one of the affected places by a coronavirus
However, the move is expected to affect Uganda as Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, is one of the top destinations for Uganda’s increasing labour export.