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Dubai-Based Carriers Adjust Flights Amid Escalating Israel-Palestine Conflict

Dubai-based airlines, Emirates and Flydubai, have announced operational adjustments in response to the increasing conflict between Israel and Palestine. Starting from October 13, Emirates will reduce its daily flights to and from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) from three to one daily return flight, a measure slated to continue until October 31, 2023. The airline assured that it is closely monitoring the situation and maintaining constant communication with relevant authorities.

Flydubai, which currently operates four daily return flights, will also scale back its services to and from Israel during the same period. The airline will consolidate its flight schedule to Ben Gurion Airport and operate two daily flights. Flydubai emphasized its commitment to vigilant monitoring of the situation and ongoing liaison with authorities.

Passengers affected by these adjustments are encouraged to promptly contact their respective airlines or travel agents for rebooking or refund options. Emirates has also announced that change and cancellation charges will be waived for tickets issued on or before October 11, 2023, for travel until November 30, 2023.

These adjustments reflect the dynamic nature of the situation and the airlines’ dedication to ensuring the safety and well-being of their passengers amidst ongoing developments in the region.

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