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Middle East Air Travel Impact Following Iran’s Retaliation on Israel

Major airlines across the Middle East announced they would resume operations in the region after canceling or rerouting some flights as Iran launched dozens of drones and missiles at Israel from Saturday night into Sunday.

Via flightradar24

Emirates Airlines, which had canceled some of its flights and rerouted others due to temporary airspace closures in the region, was resuming scheduled operations to and from Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq from Sunday afternoon, a spokesperson said.

Qatar Airways resumed services to Amman, Beirut, and Baghdad, according to a post on X,

While Etihad Airways plans to operate scheduled passenger and cargo services between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, Amman, and Beirut starting from Monday.

Etihad cautioned that although services are returning to normal following the temporary airspace closure across parts of the Middle East, there could still be some residual disruptions on Monday 15.

“Some of our flights have been affected by the temporary closure of a number of airspaces in the region”

A statement from Fly Dubai was quoted on state news agency WAM

Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq made similar announcements following the temporary closure of their airspace by several Arab countries due to the attack. Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon announced on Sunday morning that they had reopened their airspace following the overnight attacks. Israeli airlines stated that operations were returning to normal after Israel reopened its airspace at 7:30 a.m. (0430 GMT).


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