Dubai — Emirates, one of the world’s biggest long-haul airlines, said on Sunday it would stop all passenger flights this week and cut staff wages by as much as half because the coronavirus has affected travel demand.

The state-owned Dubai carrier had already announced the suspension of nearly 70% of its network of 159 destinations, asked staff to go on unpaid leave and frozen recruitment as the industry faces one of its biggest ever challenges...

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