Emirates denies suspending pilot for refusing to fly to Israel

Web report/Dubai
Filed on January 14, 2021 | Last updated on January 15, 2021 at 10.20 am
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Any news regarding such an incident is untrue, it said.

Emirates has denied rumours that it suspended a Tunisian pilot from work for refusing to pilot a flight to Tel Aviv, Israel.

According to Al Bayan, the airline said it hasn't hired any pilot by the name Monem Sahib al-Taba, contrary to information online media reports have been circulating.

It further said that any news regarding such an incident is untrue.

Also read: First scheduled passenger flight to Tel Aviv takes off from Dubai

The UAE has been operating flights to and from Israel, following a historic deal in September last year under which relations between the two countries were normalised.

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