Dubai: Emirates extends flight suspension to Tel Aviv amidst Israel-Palestine conflict

Customers whose trips would be affected are advised to contact their booking agents for alternatives, refunds, cancellations

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Published: Tue 24 Oct 2023, 12:46 PM

Last updated: Wed 25 Oct 2023, 12:31 AM

Emirates airline has further extended the suspension of all its flights to and from Israel until November 14.

The Dubai-based carrier, which has three daily flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV), first announced suspension of operations to and from Tel Aviv until October 20, which was initially extended till October 26


“We are closely monitoring the situation in Israel and are in close contact with the relevant authorities. The safety of our customers, crew and stakeholders is our number one priority,” Emirates said on its website.

“Customers affected by the suspension should contact their booking agents for alternatives, refunds, cancellations or for rebooking their flight itineraries. Change and cancellation charges will be waived for tickets issued on/before 11 October 2023, for travel until 30 November 2023,” it added.


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Travellers with onward connections to Tel Aviv on cancelled Emirates flights will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin until further notice.

Other UAE-based airlines have also adjusted their flight operations as the conflict between Israel and Palestine continues.

Flydubai reduced their daily return flights to and from Tel Aviv from four to two. Earlier, a spokesperson for the airline told Khaleej Times: “Flights FZ 1549/1550 and FZ 1209/1210 to Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport are currently operating to schedule. We are monitoring the situation closely and amending our schedule accordingly. We will continue to liaise with the relevant authorities regarding the ongoing developments.”

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways also said its daily flight to Israel is operating as scheduled.

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