Flight Schedules Disrupted in Multiple Countries Following Iran’s Attack on Israel

As tensions escalate in the Middle East following Iran’s attack on Israel, major airlines are cautiously resuming operations.

The air travel disruptions began after Iran launched a series of drone and missile attacks on Israel, leading to temporary airspace closures throughout the region.

Emirates Airlines, which had initially canceled some flights and rerouted others, announced the resumption of scheduled operations to Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq starting Sunday afternoon. Similarly, Qatar Airways restored services to Amman, Beirut, and Baghdad, sharing the news on their X social media platform.

Etihad Airways is also adjusting its schedule, planning to restart passenger and cargo services between Abu Dhabi and key cities including Tel Aviv, Amman, and Beirut from Monday. However, the airline cautioned that passengers might still experience some disruptions as operations normalize.

Fly Dubai echoed these sentiments, stating that some of their flights were affected by the closure of multiple airspaces. The airline’s statement highlighted ongoing uncertainties despite the reopening of airspaces in Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon early Sunday morning, following the overnight conflicts.

Israel’s swift action to reopen its airspace by 7:30 a.m. local time on Sunday facilitated a return to normal operations for Israeli airlines, reflecting a broader trend of cautious optimism in the aviation sector.

In contrast, the German airline group Lufthansa has opted for a more conservative approach, extending the suspension of flights to several regional destinations including Amman, Erbil, and Tel Aviv until at least Tuesday, and to Beirut and Tehran until Thursday.

Lufthansa, which also includes Swiss and Austrian airlines, has suspended all flights to and from Tehran and will avoid using Iranian airspace until April 18, citing ongoing security evaluations and close coordination with global authorities.


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