Major UAE airlines temporarily suspend flights to and from Bahrain due to coronavirus

UAE airlines on Tuesday announced that flights to and from Bahrain has been cancelled as part of precautionary measures undertaken by the nation to confront the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Earlier today, Bahrain civil aviation authority suspended all its flights from Dubai airport and Sharjah airport for 48 hours over coronavirus fears.

According to a statement on its website, Emirates has cancelled the following flights for today:

EK837/838: Dubai – Bahrain – Dubai

EK839/840: Dubai – Bahrain – Dubai

EK833/834: Dubai – Bahrain – Dubai

EK835/836: Dubai – Bahrain – Dubai

All affected passengers are advised to check their flight status before they go to the airport.

Air Arabia, flydubai have also announced that it has cancelled some flight to and from Bahrain on their websites.

The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) in Bahrain announced the suspension on Monday night for a period of 48 hours, effective immediately, in a bid to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

A statement on the Bahrain News Agency website said: “All arrivals to Bahrain International Airport suspected of infection will be tested and, if found to be suffering from the condition, are immediately transferred to designated centres for isolation and treatment.”