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Emirates sends employees to leave due to coronavirus outbreak


03/02/2020 - 08:58



Dubai-based Emirates Group, managing one of the world's largest airlines, asked employees to go on vacation amid falling demand for flights. Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the company suspended most flights to China and Iran, and also canceled flights to Saudi Arabia from more than 20 countries.



Julian Herzog
Julian Herzog
Dubai Emirates Group employees are asked to go on leave due to the consequences of an outbreak of coronavirus. This was reported by Bloomberg with reference to an internal email, contents of which were confirmed in the company.

In this situation, the holding, which, according to Bloomberg, operates the largest air carrier in the world on international routes, needs a more flexible mode of operation. Emirates Group encouraged employees to consider taking paid or unpaid leave.

The Emirates Group also informed Reuters of the email. A company spokeswoman told the agency that the document had indeed been sent to employees, but declined to comment further.

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the Dubai-based airline suspended most flights to China and Iran, and also canceled flights to Saudi Arabia from more than 20 countries. This destination is considered the largest market of the carrier in the Middle East.

source: bloomberg.com




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