By Maxwell Nkansah
The first Emirates flight flew into Kotoka International Airport in January 2004, and the airline has since carried close to 1.6 million passengers between Accra and Dubai and its network.
It has been one of the best and most flight Ghanaians enjoyed boarding.
The Covid-19 pandemic has since been a nightmare to families, businesses, and churches across the globe, due to that they have been many job losses and economic hardships.
Many airlines have suspended their flight to some countries due to embassy closer and reducing in passengers traveling.
Emirates Airlines has extended the initial 48-hour ban on flights from Accra to Dubai to an indefinite one.
“Emirates flight suspension from Accra to Dubai effective December 27, 2021, is now extended until further notice,” the airline said in its urgent broadcast sent to trade partners on Tuesday, 28 December 2021.
The airline, however, said Dubai to Accra flights will continue for passengers holding confirmed bookings and meeting the entry requirements for Accra.
The carriage of passengers to and from Abidjan has also been suspended.
The suspension of flights is linked to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded on outbound flights arriving in Dubai from Accra and Abidjan.
On Monday, December 27, 2021, Ghana officially entered its fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a record number of positive cases recorded.