Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will reduce capacity by 96% across our passenger network in April and May in light of the severe drop in demand due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and multiple government travel restrictions that form part of the global health response plan.

Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of the world’s largest international airline, is supporting its 27+ million members by understanding their needs, relaxing policies, adding flexibility, and including extensions – in short, giving members the reassurance they need during the global pandemic.

Emirates has received approvals to carry passengers on certain flights.

On Monday 30 March 2020, an Emirates SkyCargo flight carrying close to 500,000 Covid-19 testing kits landed at Sao Paulo airport in Brazil.

Emirates ground crews around the world have bid farewell to their last operating flights back to Dubai.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Emirates and dnata have been adapting operations in line with regulatory directives as well as travel demand.

U.H.E. Group, the umbrella company to world-renowned brands Halpé Tea, 98 Acres Resort and Spa in Ella and the Secret Hotel Chain (located in Kandy and Ella), recently celebrated the launch of its Adrenaline & Adventure Tourism series in Ella.

In response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, Emirates is taking extra steps that go above and beyond industry and regulatory requirements to ensure its customers’ health and comfort, and provide them with confidence and peace of mind when planning their travel.

The Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) announced today that the 10th edition of the Sancharaka Udawa - Sri Lanka’s only travel and tourism exhibition - will be held this year at the BMICH on 15 and 16 May.

Uber announced the introduction of several new safety features such as an Uber Safety Helpline, RideCheck - a feature that detects trip irregularities - and Pin Verification to keep its community of riders and drivers safer.

Emirates’ stellar wine programme was recognised at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards held in London recently.

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