The United Arab Emirates (UAE) based carrier, Emirates, has confirmed that due to the closure of Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway, the number of flights from Pakistan will be reduced between April and May.
Earlier, the airline had announced changes in its operational schedule, meaning a drastic cut in the flight schedules across the world.
During the runway closure period, the airline will continue to serve the Pakistani customers at all Pakistani gateways including Sialkot, Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad, and Lahore, however, with reduced frequencies, read the statement issued by Emirates in reference to the flight operations in Pakistan.
Emirates operation to Pakistan will continue to operate as normal and maintain its schedule as published without change; however, Emirates can confirm that a number of scheduled Emirates flights between Pakistan and Dubai will be affected by the closure of Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway for maintenance work between 16 April and 30 May 2019.
Emirates spokesperson further said that the customers and trade partners can access Emirates flight schedules via travel distribution systems and emirates.com.
Earlier, there were speculations that the carrier might totally terminate its operations for Peshawar, Sialkot, and Multan, however, the latest statement clarifies the situation.