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Air India suspends flights to Dubai and Tel Aviv

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By IANS Updated: Apr 19, 2024 6:48 pm
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NEW DELHI — Suspension of Tata-owned Air India flights to and from Dubai will continue till Sunday (April 21), the airline said on Friday.

Following severe flooding in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Air India suspended its flight operations on Wednesday.

“We regret to inform cancellation of its flights to and from Dubai due to continued operational disruptions at Dubai Airport,” it said in a statement issued on Friday.

“We are doing our best to get affected customers on their way by re-accommodating them on flights as soon as operations resume. Customers booked on our flights with valid tickets for travel till April 21 will be offered a one-time waiver on rescheduling and full refunds for cancellation,” it said.

However, IndiGo, which had also suspended flight operations on April 17, due to flooding at Dubai airport said that they had resumed their operations at 1.30 p.m. on Thursday.

On Tuesday, the UAE, a Gulf federation of seven emirates, was lashed by downpours described by its National Centre of Meteorology as the heaviest rainfall in the past 75 years.

As a result, the federal government announced extending remote working for all state employees.

Air India suspends flights to Tel Aviv till April 30 over Iran-Israel conflict

Air India on Friday extended the suspension of its flight services to Israel’s capital Tel Aviv till April 30, in the wake of prevailing conflict and tension between Israel and Iran.

“Our flights to and from Tel Aviv will remain suspended until 30th April 2024, in view of the emerging situation in the Middle East,” the airline said in a statement.

The Tata-run airline has also offered one-time waiver for passengers rescheduling their flights.

“We are continuously monitoring the situation and are extending support to our passengers who have confirmed bookings for travel to and from Tel Aviv during this period, with a one-time waiver on rescheduling and cancellation charges,” the airline said.

Currently, Air India runs four weekly flights between Delhi and Tel Aviv.

On April 14, Air India had temporarily suspended its flight services to Tel Aviv.

Apart from Air India, several other airline carriers are said to be contemplating such a move over the looming threat of escalating tension in the Middle East.

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