Some Mideast airlines cancel, reroute flights after Iranian drone and missile attack on Israel

Major airlines across the Middle East announce the cancellation of some of their flights, while having to reroute others, after Iran launched dozens of drones and missiles at Israel.

Emirates Airlines cancels some of its fights, while Etihad Airways cancels services to Tel Aviv and Amman on Sunday.

“Some of our flights have been affected by the temporary closure of a number of airspaces in the region,” a statement from the United Arab Emirates’s Fly Dubai was quoted on state news agency WAM as saying.

The attack spurred similar announcements from Lebanon, Egypt and Kuwait following several Arab countries announcing the temporary closure of their airspaces.

Israeli airlines, meanwhile, said operations were returning to normal after Israel reopened its airspace as of 7:30 a.m. (0430 GMT).

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