'Israel' to suspend flights to Dubai
In light of mounting fears from the Yemeni resistance to the Saudi-led, UAE-funded aggression, the Israeli occupation is suspending flights to Dubai.
Israeli airline companies are suspending their flights to Dubai as of March 8 due to disagreements regarding the security of Israeli airliners on the path to the UAE.
Until the crisis is resolved, Israeli airliners will not be taking off from the Ben Gurion Airport toward Dubai, and instead, they will take off for Abu Dhabi.
Arkia Israeli Airlines said Friday, "In light of the security crisis, and if there is no solution on the horizon, Arkia will divert flights from Dubai to Ras al-Haima Airport or Abu Dhabi Airport."
Arkia will provide a shuttle service from Ras al-Haima or from Abu Dhabi to central Dubai, the airline added.
El Al CEO Avigal Soreq, Israir CEO Uri Sirkis, and Arkia CEO Gadi Tepper sent a letter to Israeli occupation premier Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, and Transport Minister Merav Michaeli, informing them that it was difficult for the airlines to fulfill their scheduled flights to Dubai.
In light of disagreements over security at Dubai Airport, the companies were required to reduce the number of flights to a destination from nine flights a week each to just three.
Despite the Dubai authorities fulfilling all requirements, the Aviation Security and General Security Services announced that starting March 8, no permits would be issued to operate flights to the emirate.
Until then, "Tel Aviv" and Abu Dhabi will reach an interim solution, as per which the three airlines would only send three flights to Dubai per day, the letter said.
The letter had been sent on February 10, and the Israeli concerns stem from the escalation in Yemeni retaliation against the UAE due to its participation in the Saudi-led coalition of aggression in its seven years on Yemen.
The Sanaa government forces launched three operations all with the codename Operation Yemen Hurricane, inflicting heavy losses against Saudi and the UAE and frightening the entire region all the way to the Israeli occupation.