Emirates Airline has cancelled some flights from Dubai to Entebbe International Airport in Uganda, citing operational reasons.
The airline on Thursday issued a statement revealing that only Monday and Wednesday flights starting from March 18 to April 29 have been cancelled.
“Dear Industry Partners, please be advised that due to operations reasons, the following flight cancellations will take place effective March 18, 2020 till April 29, 2020, Mondays and Wednesday only,” the notice read in part.
Ms Sarina Carrasco, the Emirates sales manager commercial in Uganda confirmed the cancellation of the flights but could not provide further details.
“Yes the above information is correct. This is a decision from our headquarters, further information will be communicated through the media,” she said.
While Uganda has no reported or confirmed any case of coronavirus, Dubai is one of the places affected by the virus.
However, the move is expected to affect Uganda as Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, is one of the top destinations for Uganda’s increasing labour export.
In addition, some of Uganda’s imports are also from Dubai while Uganda equally exports products especially agricultural produce to Dubai.
The cancellations come after the airline suspended all flights between Dubai and Italy as its overall response to latest developments in the pandemic coronavirus.