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CORRECTED-Emirates cuts flights on five U.S. routes as restrictions hit demand

| 19 April, 2017
CORRECTED-Emirates cuts flights on five U.S. routes as restrictions hit demand
Photo: Emirates airline being loaded up at Dubai International airport on November 4, 2016. / MikeDotta / Shutterstock.com

Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 11:02am EDT

(Corrects month of change to Los Angeles route to July)

Emirates, the world's largest international airline by passenger traffic, said on Wednesday it was cutting flights on five U.S. routes after restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration on some air travel had weakened demand.

Direct flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando would drop to five a week in May from daily flights, while Seattle and Boston flights would be reduced to a daily service in June from two flights a day. Twice daily Los Angeles flights would also be reduced in July to one a day.

(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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