Coronavirus: Emirates Airlines expecting more than 200,000 passengers this Christmas

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Emirates Airlines said it is expecting more than 200,000 passengers to pass through Dubai International Airport during the upcoming Christmas holiday travel period.

The airlines said the news comes following its latest booking figures it has seen so far for the upcoming holiday travel period running through December 20.

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The airline and travel industry has been one of the worst-hit during the coronavirus pandemic, with the World Travel and Tourism Council warning earlier in March that world travel may shrink 25 percent on coronavirus in 2020 and putting up to 50 million jobs in the global travel and tourism sector at risk.

Early on in March, Dubai said it would help its state-run Emirates airline mitigate the financial blow from the coronavirus outbreak as authorities enforced a full lockdown on a district famous for gold and spice markets.

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(With Reuters)

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