Emirates suspends all flights to Italy

Emirates Airlines has suspended its flights with Italy over coronavirus pandemic and it operated its last flight from Rome of Italy on Saturday.

Earlier Emirates suspended flights between Dubai and Venice on March 11, Milan and Bologna on March 13.

As a result there will be no flight between Dubai and Italy from March 15, said a press release.

Emirates has been implementing thermal screening measures for all passengers travelling on US flights departing from Dubai International Airport, effective 12 March night.

Thermal scanners are placed at departure gates for all US gateways. This is in addition to the thermal screenings done for all passengers on arrival as they pass through customs.

The measures are being taken as part of the airline's overall response to the latest developments around the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emirates plans to gradually roll out thermal screening procedures for all of its flights departing Dubai to ensure the health and safety of its passengers.

In addition to thermal screening procedures at the airport, Emirates has also implemented proactive and voluntary measures to ensure a safe flying experience with enhanced cleaning and complete disinfection protocols in over 248 aircraft departing Dubai each day.

The airline utilises high-grade cleaning chemicals proven to kill viruses and germs, leaving a long-lasting protective coating against viruses, bacteria and fungi on surfaces.

The comprehensive cleaning process includes a thorough wiping down all cabin surfaces, in addition to other normal procedures such as changing head rest covers on all seats, replacement of reading materials, vacuuming, amongst other cleaning activities.

The airline has also offering passengers additional peace of mind with the ability to change their travel dates without change and reissuance fees on any bookings made prior to 31 March 2020.

Cancellation and refund fees will also be waived for bookings made between 7 March and 31 March 2020, regardless of travel date.

Source: United News of Bangladesh