UAE suspends flights with immediate effect


The UAE’s decision to suspend passenger flights for two weeks has now come into effect.

The plan was brought forward (11:59 pm, Tuesday, March 24) following a new directive from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority.

All inbound and outbound services, including transits have come to a temporary halt. The only exceptions are cargo and emergency evacuation flights.

The decision is part of ongoing precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, and is subject to re-assessment.

Dubai Airports and Abu Dhabi International Airport confirmed the changes, while UAE-based carriers also made separate announcements.

Travellers have been advised to get in touch with their airlines for rescheduling and refund purposes.


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