UAE airlines cancel some Pakistan flights; travel plans hit

SourceKhaleej Times

Some scheduled flights from the UAE to Pakistan are being cancelled, leaving affected passengers in a state of flux. Many are having to shelve their Eid Al Fitr travel plans after receiving emails from airlines about the cancellations.

Authorities in Pakistan had earlier announced a reduction in inbound flights to contain the growing number of new coronavirus cases in the country. The UAE’s largest carriers Emirates and Etihad have cancelled flights in line with the directives of the Pakistani government.

Pakistani nationals in the UAE, who planned to spend Eid with their loved ones back home, were shocked after receiving the cancellation notifications.

“I got the shock of my life when I got an e-mail from Emirates that my flight had been cancelled.

Our holiday hopping was done, bags were almost packed and kids were anxiously waiting. But now, I have to unpack my bags with a heavy heart,” said a resident, Tanvir Ahmed.

The email Tanvir got from Emirates more...