Israel-Palestine conflict causes Flight Disruptions Between Dubai and Tel aviv
The growing tensions between Israel and Palestine have led to the cancellation or delay of many flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv. On Saturday, a flydubai representative announced that flights FZ 1625/1626 and FZ 1807/1808, both scheduled to depart from Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) that day, would not be departing as planned.
Flight Disruptions Amid Escalating Tensions
Flydubai continues to closely monitor the situation and will adjust its schedule accordingly. Meanwhile, Emirates, which operates three daily flights to Tel Aviv, reported that its flights are currently operating as scheduled.
Operational Delays and Cancellations
Flydubai also mentioned earlier operational delays due to unspecified reasons. Major airlines from around the world have canceled flights to Tel Aviv over the weekend. On the arrivals board at Ben Gurion airport, notable carriers such as Air France, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Aegan Airlines, and some US companies have canceled their flights.
In view of the present security situation, several airlines have cancelled Saturday departures and arrivals to and from Tel Aviv, while others have kept one flight running. Similarly, Air France has canceled all flights to Tel Aviv for at least the next day. A Saturday night flight from Paris to Tel Aviv operated by Transavia, a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM group, was canceled.
Air India was also impacted, with two flights being canceled—one from New Delhi to Tel Aviv and another from Tel Aviv to New Delhi.
No Impact on Abu Dhabi Flights
In contrast, flights to and from Abu Dhabi remain unaffected, and Etihad Airways has not announced any flight cancellations at this time.
Ongoing Monitoring of the Situation
The situation in the region is fluid and continues to be closely monitored by airlines and aviation authorities. Passengers traveling to and from Tel Aviv are advised to check with their respective airlines for the latest updates and potential schedule changes due to the evolving circumstances.
Overall, rising tensions in the Israel-Palestine conflict have disrupted several airlines' plans to fly between Dubai and Tel Aviv. There has been a cancellation of certain flights, but airlines are keeping a careful eye on the situation to safeguard the well-being of their customers.