Israir flight to Dubai cancelled after Saudi Arabia denies airspace access

MENA

Published: 2021-05-26 20:13

Last Updated: 2024-05-19 03:30


Israir flight to Dubai cancelled after Saudi Arabia denies airspace access
Israir flight to Dubai cancelled after Saudi Arabia denies airspace access

An Israir flight was cancelled due to an authorisation-related 'technical failure', according to Israeli Occupation authorities. Saudi Arabia authorities refused to grant the flight access to their airspace on its way to the UAE, forcing the company to cancel its flights heading from Tel Aviv to Dubai Tuesday, as reported by Hebrew media outlets.

The second-largest airline of the Israeli Occupation cancelled the five-hour flight, which was scheduled to take off at 9am and, as a result, people were sent home or to hotels, as reported by Israeli Globes news.

Notably, two other flights from Israeli Occupation airlines, El Al and Arkeia, were granted access Tuesday afternoon to fly to or from Dubai, as reported by the Middle East Eye.

In September, Saudi Arabia announced that it would grant access to their airspace for commercial flights between the Israeli Occupation and the UAE, which came into effect in December.

Saudi Arabia's decision to grant access to Israeli Occupation planes came after the UAE and Bahrain officially normalised relations with the Israeli Occupation in September.