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Emirates Announces Temporary Suspension of Passenger Flights


Emirates Airline has announced temporary suspension of most of its passenger flights by 25th March 2020. Since the flare-up of COVID-19, Emirates and dnata have been amending the operations according to the regulatory directives and travel demand.

Emirates will be operating cargo flights while maintaining passenger flights as long as possible in order to help the passengers returning home during this difficult time as the number of travel bans, restrictions and country lockdowns around the globe increases. The airline will continue maintaining essential international air cargo links and deploying its fleet for the transport of fundamental goods including medical supplies across the world.

As a global network airline, we find ourselves in a situation where we cannot viably operate passenger services until countries re-open their borders, and travel confidence returns. By Wednesday 25 March, although we will still operate cargo flights which remain busy, Emirates will have temporarily suspended most of its passenger operations. We continue to watch the situation closely, and as soon as things allow, we will reinstate our services.”

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group stated.

Upon the requests from governments and customers, Emirates will continue to operate flights to the following countries and territories as long as the borders remain open and there is demand: UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, South Africa, USA and Canada.

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.”

Sheikh Ahmed assured.

Emirates Group has been monitoring the global situation closely while keeping in touch with the relevant authorities regularly. The airline has been taking all the necessary precautions, enhancing cleaning and disinfecting measures on all of its aircrafts departing Dubai, and working closely with airports to implement screening measures as well as providing the crews and airport teams with hand sanitizers and masks.

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Canareef Resort Maldives Goes Green: Embracing Solar Panels for a Sustainable Future

The Maldives has been moving towards embracing a more sustainable future, and here is Canareef Resort Maldives' contribution!

Canareef Resort Maldives just took a bold move towards embracing a more sustainable future for the resort. The resort has just announced its initiative to install 720 solar panels on the property, marking a significant step in reducing its carbon footprint.

The final installation process for the solar panels is scheduled to be completed within one month. With this, Canareef Resort Maldives will be taking a major step towards environmental stewardship and responsible tourism practices. Upon completion, the solar panels are projected to generate an impressive 400kw of power. This will be a major contribution towards the resort’s energy needs.

This initiative extends beyond the guest area, as the solar panels cover the resort as well. With the solar panels, Canareef Resort Maldives will have a renewable energy source for various operations throughout the resort. In addition to this being a step towards sustainable tourism in the country, this will also integrate sustainability into the guest experience. Upon completion, the solar panels will provide sustainable energy to everything from the accommodation to the recreational facilities as well.

Additionally, the solar panels are also expected to reduce 10% of the fuel consumption at Canareef Resort Maldives.

About Canareef Resort Maldives

Canareef Resort Maldives is located in the southernmost atoll of the Maldives. This resort offers guests 271 beach villas, 2 restaurants, and three bars to enjoy. The resort is surrounded by turquoise waters, and 25 different dive spots guests can explore. Additionally, historical sites are abundant and protected areas guests can learn about as well.

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