UAE to Ukraine flights suspended

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UAE airlines suspend flights to Ukraine after airspace closure

 

UAE airlines have temporarily suspended flights to Ukraine as the Ukrainian airspace closed off for civilian flights.

Wizz Air, Flydubai and Air Arabia ordered the suspension of flights to Ukraine.

A representative from Wizz Air announced that “due to the current events in Ukraine and the airspace closure, Wizz Air regrets to inform our customers that the airline must temporarily suspend all flight operations in the country,” via The National News.

Budget airline Flydubai cancelled flights from Dubai to Kiev and its southern port city of Odessa.

Sharjah’s Air Arabia also suspended flights to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. “Given the current situation and due to airspace closure, Air Arabia will temporarily suspend its flights between Sharjah and Ukraine until further notice,” an Air Arabia representative confirmed.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, which does not operate direct flights to Ukraine, has rerouted flights away from the country as a precautionary measure. Dubai-based airline Emirates does not operate flights to Ukraine.

UAE airlines have been the latest to cancel flights to Ukraine. Air France halted flights on Monday while Lufthansa announced the cancellation of flights to Kyiv and Odesa on Saturday.

After Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered special military operations, both Russia and Ukraine closed their airspace to civilian flights to prevent posing risks to civilians.

On Thursday, the Ukraine State Air Traffic Services Enterprise said that the country’s airspace would be restricted to civilian flights.

Europe’s aviation regulator has also issued a warning about the dangers of flying to Russia and Belarus’ border territories. BKM/Expat Media


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