In an emotion-laden gesture, Emirates ground crews around the world have bid farewell to their last operating flights back to Dubai following the suspension of flights due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
EK 005 to London Heathrow, which departed at 1605hrs on 24 March was the last flight to take off from Dubai. EK 262 from Sao Paulo, which landed at 2235hrs (local time) was the last flight to arrive on 25 March into Dubai.
Emirates’ outstation airport teams from 39 stations including Prague, Newark, Seoul, London Stansted and Zurich devotedly sent of their last passenger flights before the suspension took effect.
Emirates has temporarily suspended all passenger flights from 25 March 2020. The airline will resume passenger services as soon as it is possible to do so.
Over the next weeks Emirates’ operational teams will focus on preparing for service resumption.
In the meantime, Emirates is still deploying its Boeing 777 freighters, bolstering international air cargo links for the transport of vital goods, including medical supplies and food, around the world.