Coronavirus: Emirates Airlines suspends all passenger flights worldwide

Emirates Airlines, which operates out of Gatwick Airport, has postoned all passenger flights as of next week amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

In a series of tweets this afternoon (March 22), the airline said the 'painful but pragmatic move' would help preserve the viability of its business and avoid the need to make cuts.

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport

A tweet said: "We will continue to watch the situation closely, and will reinstate our passenger services, as soon as feasible. These are unprecedented times for the airline & travel industry, but we will get through it with your support"

Emirates' cargo flights, SkyCargo, will continue.