Dubai's Emirates announces extension of flight suspension from Kenya
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Dubai’s Emirates announces extension of flight suspension from Kenya

Dubai’s Emirates announces extension of flight suspension from Kenya

Dubai had announced a 48-hour temporary suspension on all flights from Kenya on December 20

Dubai airline Emirates has announced that the flight suspension from Kenya will be extended further until December 24.

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) had announced a 48-hour temporary suspension on all flights from Kenya to Dubai on December 20.

However, Emirates confirmed on Wednesday that the DCAA has extended the ban.

“As per directive from Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), all air transport services with inbound and transit passenger movements to the emirate of Dubai from any point in Kenya are temporarily suspended up to and including 24th December,” the airline said on its website.

“Customers will not be accepted for travel on Emirates flights at Nairobi during this time. Outbound passenger operations from Dubai to Nairobi remain unaffected,” it added.

Passengers affected by the move can hold on to their Emirates ticket and when flights resume, get in touch with their travel agent or booking office to make new travel plans.

“Emirates regrets any inconvenience caused,” the airline added.

Read: Dubai temporarily suspends flights from Kenya – Emirates

The exact reason for the suspension has not been given, but the UAE had cancelled flights from Congo last week and also announced new restrictions for passengers coming from four other African nations including Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Read: UAE suspends all flights from Congo, announces new travel rules for four other African countries

Countries worldwide are grappling to control the rapid spread of the new Covid-19 variant omicron, which was first detected in South Africa.

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