UAE suspends flights with immediate effect

iStock

The UAE’s decision to suspend passenger flights for two weeks has now come into effect.

The plan was brought forward (11:59 pm, Tuesday, March 24) following a new directive from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority.

All inbound and outbound services, including transits have come to a temporary halt. The only exceptions are cargo and emergency evacuation flights.

The decision is part of ongoing precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, and is subject to re-assessment.

Dubai Airports and Abu Dhabi International Airport confirmed the changes, while UAE-based carriers also made separate announcements.

Travellers have been advised to get in touch with their airlines for rescheduling and refund purposes.

 

More from Business

Coming Up On Dubai 92

Trending