Emirates to Waive Ticket Cancellation Charges for Affected Travelers amid war
Emirates is offering ticket flexibility by waiving change and cancellation fees for tickets issued on or before October 8, with travel dates until October 31. This measure provides added convenience for travelers during uncertain times and reflects the airline's commitment to accommodating passengers affected by changing circumstances.
Flights between the UAE and Tel Aviv Remain Suspended Amid Ongoing Tensions
Because of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, certain flights between the United Arab Emirates and Tel Aviv remain cancelled. Flights EY593/EY594 from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Tel Aviv (TLV) were canceled on October 10, according to Etihad Airways, a UAE-based airline. The airline has told its customers that it is helping them make travel plans and is keeping a close eye on the situation in Israel.
Emirates and FlyDubai Flights Operating as Scheduled
In contrast, flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv operated as scheduled, according to spokespersons from Emirates and flydubai. Both airlines are closely monitoring developments in Israel and maintaining contact with relevant authorities. Passengers who wish to rebook or cancel their flights are advised to contact their booking agents. Change and cancellation charges will be waived for tickets issued on or before October 8, 2023, for travel until October 31, 2023.
Other International Airlines Suspending Tel Aviv Services
As a result of the current scenario, several other foreign airlines have also halted flights to and from Tel Aviv. Some U.S. airlines and European ones like Air France and Lufthansa have cancelled flights to the area. Several airlines, including Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, and Air India, have followed suit in light of recent occurrences, highlighting the importance of taking precautions.
Continued monitoring and schedule adjustments
Flights to Ben Gurion Airport on October 10 have been confirmed by Flydubai, which runs up to four flights to Israel every day. However, they promised to keep an eye on developments and make scheduling modifications as needed. Earlier, FlyDubai had to cancel some flights owing to technical difficulties.
Changes to flight schedules and services may occur as airlines prioritize the safety of passengers and crew in light of the developing situation in the region. If you're scheduled to go to Tel Aviv soon, check with your airline as soon as possible in case your flight has been rescheduled.