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Emirates delays launch of TLV-DXB route

The launch of Emirates Airlines’ much vaunted route between Tel Aviv and Dubai will be delayed due to new coronavirus travel restrictions, the airline says, according to Reuters.

“The postponement comes as a result of recent changes in entry protocols issued by the Israeli government. The airline is committed to launching services to Tel Aviv as soon as the situation allows,” a spokesperson says in a statement.

The UAE’s co-flagship carrier had been slated to inaugurate the route on December 6, joining two other Emirati airlines — fellow flagship Etihad and FlyDubai — already making the trip between the countries.

 

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