Flydubai suspends flights to Sri Lanka

Budget carrier flydubai has suspended flights to Sri Lanka due to political and economic unrest in the South Asian country.

The airline said it would refund those passengers who had booked their tickets.

“Flydubai flights between Dubai and Colombo Airport (CMB) have been suspended from July 10 until further notice. We will continue to closely monitor the situation on the ground in Sri Lanka,” a flydubai spokesperson said in a statement on Monday.

Flydubai’s statement comes in the wake of the UAE Embassy to Sri Lanka advisory, asking its citizens not to travel to Sri Lanka and also stay away from the areas where demonstrations are being held in the country.

“Due to the current circumstances, the UAE Embassy in Colombo calls on citizens in Sri Lanka to take precautions and stay away from the demonstration areas, and contact the embassy in emergency cases… It also recommends that citizens wishing to travel to Sri Lanka postpone their travel,” it said in a statement on its website.


Khaleej Times

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