Emirates Suspends All Flights from Newark to Athens until April 3

March 13, 2020

NEW YORK – Travelers taking advantage of the discounted fares on Emirates will feel the impact of measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus as the airline announced on March 12 the suspension of many flights to affected countries including the U.S. and Greece. Emirates flights from Newark to Athens have been suspended from March 13 to April 3.

Emirates’ announcement included the flights that have been suspended to the following destinations (as of March 12):


  • Fort Lauderdale:March 13-31
  • New York JFK – Milan: March 11-April 3
  • New York EWR – Athens: March 13-April 3


  • Venice: From March 12-April 3
  • Milan: From March 13-April 3
  • Bologna:From March 13-April 3
  • Rome:From March 14-April 3

Far East

  • Guangzhou:From February 5 until further notice
  • Shanghai:From February 5 until further notice
  • Bangkok – Hong Kong: From March 9-31

Gulf, Middle East

  • Kuwait: From March 14-31
  • Tehran: From February 26 until further notice
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: From March 9 until further notice (except special flightsfrom March 12-15)

Emirates also announced “We have implemented fee waivers for changes to bookings made on or before 31 March 2020, and are offering bonus tier miles and reduced tier travel requirement to help Skywards members retain their status.”

More information is available on the Emirates website: emirates.com.


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