Aviation Authority clarifies temporary flights are for evacuation purpose, suspension of regular flights still ongoing

The suspension of flights in the UAE is still in effect, says the General Civil Aviation Authority. In an announcement from Emirates News Agency, the governing authority in charge of all aviation-related activities in the UAE clarifies that the temporary flights are for the purpose of evacuating residents and visitors who wish to leave the country.

Since the news where airports and borders have been closed, many people are currently stranded. So this is a welcome news for those who wish to go back to their home countries.

There will be limited flights starting April 6 as what was shared by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.

Sheikh Ahmed’s announcement mentions that they were given approval to start flying limited passenger flights from April 6. Below is the full statement from GCAA.

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General Civil Aviation Authority: The decision to suspend flights for passengers and transit to and from the country is still in effect and permitting temporary flights for the purpose of evacuating residents and visitors who wish to leave the country

The General Authority of Civil Aviation confirmed that the decision to suspend flights of passengers and transit flights to and from the country is still in effect.

The authority said in a statement today that specific flights were temporarily allowed for the purpose of evacuating residents and visitors who wish to leave the country and return to their country, provided that all precautionary measures are applied in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Health and Community Protection. Residents and visitors who wish to leave the country and return to their country must coordinate with their country’s embassies in this regard.


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