flydubai suspends flights

The United Arab Emirates low-cost airline has suspended operations to Colombo in Sri Lanka until further notice, a spokesperson for the company said.

It was in an email sent to Reuters news agency on Monday 11 July that the United Arab Emirates low-cost airline announced the suspension of its flights between Dubai and Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. ,We will keep a close watch on the ground situation. Passengers who have booked to travel on these flights will be contacted and offered a refundA flydubai spokesperson said. The company currently serves 89 destinations in 46 different countries. This is the first announcement for an airline since the start of the crisis in the country.

The United States on Sunday urged future new leaders of Sri Lanka to “work fast” Following the announcement of the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled his palace on Saturday by protesters to restore economic stability and quell popular discontent.

Paris and London advised to avoid all travel to Sri Lanka

On the Quai d’Orsay site, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been recommending since Saturday 9 July that “Limit travel to places that are strictly necessary, avoid all gatherings, especially in Colombo, while peace is restored“. The French diplomat recalls that “In case of worsening of the situation, curfew can also be imposed in the entire area or area., It is recommended to strictly respect them and follow the instructions of the local authorities.,

For its part, the United Kingdom recommended its citizens avoid all non-essential travel to Sri Lanka until Tuesday 5 July, which was hit by a violent economic crisis and several shortages. The UK Foreign Office has emphasized in its updated travel advisory that “E-transit through the country’s international airport is not concerned,

Unable to pay off its $51 billion foreign debt, the government declared a default in April. For months, the country has been living with daily power cuts, fuel and food rationing and galloping inflation. The shortage of foreign exchange no longer allows us to import enough food, fuel and other essential products.

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