Emirates suspend flights to and from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne
Emirates have confirmed the suspension of many of their international flights into and out of Australia.
The Dubai-based carrier announced flights to and from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne will stop “until further notice” citing “operational reasons”.
Although, their twice-a-week services to Perth will remain in operation.
The airline has advised their last flights in and out of each city are as follows:
- Dubai-Brisbane (EK430), January 16
- Brisbane-Dubai (EK431), January 17
- Dubai-Sydney (EK414), January 18
- Sydney-Dubai (EK415), January 19
- Dubai-Melbourne (EK408), January 19
- Melbourne-Dubai (EK409), January 20
Emirates advises those with tickets to the affected destinations contact their travel agent or the airline.
“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,” the airline said in a statement on their website.
“Emirates regrets any inconvenience caused. Affected customers should contact their travel agent or Emirates contact centre for rebooking options.”
“Australia remains an important market for Emirates,” a spokesperson for the airline told Executive Traveller.
“We continue to serve Perth with twice-weekly flights and we are working hard to prepare for resumption of services to our other points.”
It adds further stress on the 37,000 Aussies stranded overseas and desperate to get home.
The Australian High Commission in the UK told followers on Twitter: “We are aware @emirates will, due to operational reasons, suspend flights to/from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne until further notice by Tuesday 19 January.
“We appreciate the disruption this will cause, further updates to follow as we have them.”