Dubai – Mubasher: flydubai has announced the suspension of its operations from 26 March to 9 April as part of the precautionary measures taken by the UAE to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
flydubai’s move follows the decision of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to halt all passenger flights for two weeks, according to a recent press release.
In this regard, the CEO of flydubai, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "Our operational focus may be changing in the short term but the work continues. We have reallocated internal resources to critical business needs, including the highest levels of customer support and care of our fleet, which has seen the activation of a large-scale maintenance and care programme to ensure that all our grounded aircraft are attended to at the highest international standards."
It is noteworthy to highlight that Emirates temporarily halted passenger flights as of 25 March.