On Thursday, flydubai and Air Arabia halted flights to Kazakhstan’s main city, Almaty, as the Central Asian country saw its worst turmoil in almost a decade.
Return Dubai-Almaty flights operated by flydubai and return Sharjah-Almaty flights operated by Air Arabia were listed as canceled on the companies’ websites.
According to its website, a flydubai return trip from Dubai to the capital Nursultan was scheduled to depart on Thursday.
The Emirati airlines did not respond immediately.
On Wednesday, anti-government protestors allegedly overran Almaty airport, forcing flights to be postponed, until being retaken by government security personnel.
Jazeera Airways, a cheap airline based in Kuwait, ceased operations to Almaty on Wednesday.
In reaction to the violent anti-government rallies, Kazakhstan’s government has proclaimed a statewide state of emergency.