Emirates will have temporarily suspended all its passenger operations from Wednesday 25 March 2020. Airline announced today.
The airline will continue to maintain vital international air cargo links for economies and communities, deploying its fleet of 777 freighters for the transport of essential goods including medical supplies across the world.
“We continue to watch the situation closely, and as soon as things allow, we will reinstate our services.” said the airline.
“Emirates Group has a strong balance sheet, and substantial cash liquidity, and we can, and will, with appropriate and timely action, survive through a prolonged period of reduced flight schedules, so that we are adequately prepared for the return to normality.” airline added.
Airline also froze all non-essential recruitment and consultancy work, and encourages employees to take paid or unpaid leave in light of reduced flying capacity.
A temporary reduction of basic salary for the majority of Emirates Group employees for three months, ranging from 25% to 50%.
Employees will continue to be paid their other allowances during this time. Junior level employees will be exempt from basic salary reduction
Presidents of Emirates and dnata – Sir Tim Clark and Gary Chapman – will take a 100% basic salary cut for three months