United Arab Emirates’ flagship carrier and leading airliner Emirates has cancelled its Harare – Lusaka flights till 20 May 2020.
The development comes amid revelations that Zambia has confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus.
An advisory release by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Head of Corporate Affairs Godfrey Koti said:
TRADE UPDATE – FLIGHT
CANCELLATION EK713 & EK714
DEAR TRAVEL TRADE
WE WISH TO ADVISE THE TRAVEL TRADE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT CHALLENGING GLOBAL CONDITIONS, EMIRATES AIRLINE IS COMPELLED TO SUSPEND FLIGHTS EK 713/714 (LUN/HRE) FOR THE PERIOD 20 MARCH TO 20 MAY 2020.
AS SUCH FLIGHTS EKZ14 AND DUBAI -LUSAKA- HARARE ( EK713) WILL BE CANCELLED EFFECTIVE 20TH MARCH 2020 UP TO 20 MAY 2020. OUR LAST FLIGHTS TO AND FROM HARARE WILL BE EK713/4 19TH MARCH 2020.