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Emirates flying to Beijing

Emirates flying to Beijing

  1. Anonymous

    Why is no one concerned that Emirates Airlines, is still flying passengers to and from Beijing from Dubai, one of the the largest airline hubs in the world? Then flying from Dubai to the USA.
    Since passengers could be asymptomatic, with the Coronavirus, when flying from China to Dubai, then these passengers could be flying to anywhere in the world that Emirates flies, after landing in Dubai, for example Newark Airport. Emirates Airlines is at great risk of spreading the virus globally.
    Sir Timothy Clark, is a British citizen, who lives in Dubai, and the CEO of Emirates Airlines, does not seem to realize the number of infected people in Beijing continues to rise.
    Why has every other major airline stopped their flights in, and out, of China and Emirates has not?
    Why has the USA and Canada not stopped Emirates Airlines from landing in North America, when they could be bringing asymptomatic passengers to our countries?
    Who is tracking the passengers flying from Beijing to Dubai, then on to other countries?
    How many people will have to be infected before Emirates Airlines will stop flying people from Beijing to Dubai and beyond to the rest of the world?

  2. rickyw

    Hi Dianne, I think it is pretty well documented that passengers leaving Beijing are undergoing hours of medical screening before being allowed to travel.

    [URL]https://www.airport-technology.com/features/coronavirus-measures-world-airports/[/URL]

  3. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”Dianne, post: 68534″] Why has every other major airline stopped their flights in, and out, of China and Emirates has not? […]
    How many people will have to be infected before Emirates Airlines will stop flying people from Beijing to Dubai and beyond to the rest of the world?[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 68559, member: 1436″]Hi Dianne, I think it is pretty well documented that passengers leaving Beijing are undergoing hours of medical screening before being allowed to travel.

    [URL]https://www.airport-technology.com/features/coronavirus-measures-world-airports/[/URL][/QUOTE]

    Diane, while your concern is understandable, your post may rise – a bit – to the level of fear-mongering. Some other major airlines are still flying to / from Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu, and connecting passengers onward. Cathay Pacific / Dragon still is, with reduced schedules. Why is Emirates a concern but not others? And Beijing is a city of ~ 20 million people. More than twice the size of NYC. Are you saying a city that size shouldn’t be served by any international airlines at this time? I’m not aware that anyone flying Emirates brought the infection with them. At least one person in the UK flew BA home (from Singapore).

    As rickyw said, the screening is fairly intensive in Beijing. And many countries – like the US – are quarantining passengers from Beijing (or asking for self-quarantining).

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