UAE airlines Etihad and flydubai cancel Tel Aviv flights.
United Arab Emirates carriers Etihad Airways and flydubai have cancelled flights to Tel Aviv.
Earlier, American and European airlines had cancelled flight to avoid Israel due to Israeli war on Gaza and Palestinian resistance’s retaliatory rockets firing.
UAE airlines Etihad and flydubai cancel Tel Aviv flights
Airlines in the UAE have only in the past few months launched regular services to Israel.
The GCC sheikhdom UAE had established diplomatic relations with Israel in 2020.
While citing the conflict, it website reported Abu Dhabi’s Etihad has suspended all passenger and cargo services to Tel Aviv from Sunday.
Furthermore, it stated: “Etihad is monitoring the situation in Israel and continues to maintain close contact with authorities and security intelligence providers.”
Moreover, Flydubai has also cancelled flights from Dubai on Sunday.
Its website shows this although two flights operated on Saturday.
Other flights scheduled for next week, according to its website.
The airline has recently operated fewer than its scheduled four daily flights, citing a drop in demand.
Meanwhile, armed Palestinian resistance groups have repeatedly shelled the Tel Aviv area in retaliation to Israeli missile attacks.
On the other hand, death toll of Palestinians due to Israeli missile attacks rose to 139 so far.
Israel continued air strikes on Gaza strip in Palestine.
Palestinian nationalist and Islamic resistance groups launched rockets at Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday.