| 11 December 2023, Monday |

Flydubai, Air Arabia cancel flights to Kazakhstan’s Almaty

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.

  • alarabiya