Long-haul carrier Emirates says it will suspend all passenger flights beginning Wednesday over the new coronavirus outbreak.
The decision is a major one for the Dubai-based, government-owned airline built on linking the East to the West.
A statement from the carrier quoted Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, its chairman and CEO, as saying: The world has literally gone into quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is an unprecedented crisis situation in terms of breadth and scale: geographically, as well as from a health, social, and economic
He added: We find ourselves in a situation where we cannot viably operate passenger services until countries re-open their borders, and travel confidence returns.
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