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Flight Cancellations and Rerouting Amid Rising Tensions

There have been some major changes to airlines, as the tensions in the Middle East caused disruptions in the daily plans. With this, major airlines have cancelled some of the flights, while others have delayed the schedule. According to Arab News, an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Tehran which took off on Saturday evening will land in Makhachkala in Russia’s Dagestan region. Additionally, airlines will postpone a number of flights to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

Some of the other additional carriers to postpone their flights include the Russian flagship carrier, The Switzerland flagship carrier Swiss International Airlines, United Airlines, as well as Israel El Al Airlines. Some of the flights delayed until at least late Sunday by the Russian flagship carrier include:

  • Flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg to the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada in Egypt
  • Flights from Moscow to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt
  • Russian flagship carrier flights from Moscow to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

In addition to this, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Swiss International Airline is suspending Tel Aviv Services. Travellers on United Airlines also expected some disruption. Flights scheduled from Newark to Tel Aviv were cancelled this Saturday due to airspace restrictions. Moreover, Israel El Al Airlines has cancelled 15 flights scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Some of the other additional destinations that travel was impacted include Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Milan, Bucharest, Sofia, Athens, Dubai and Moscow.

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Explore Abu Dhabi for Free With The Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Stopover Program!

Imagine exploring a new city during your layover without the stress of missing your next flight. If you’re a fan of Sex & the City and want to explore Abu Dhabi like Carrie Bradshow, this new announcement might be for you. You can now explore Abu Dhabi through the Etihad AirwaysAbu Dhabi Stopover‘ program. The best part about this new program? It allows passengers with a connecting flight through Abu Dhabi International Airport to enjoy a complimentary hotel stay in the city!

The Abu Dhabi Stopover Program

The next time you’re booking a roundtrip on an Etihad flight with a layover in Abu Dhabi, you can now have the option to get a stay in the city. With the Abu Dhabi Stopover program, you can now choose a free hotel to stay in during your ticket booking process.

Next time you book a ticket on the airline, make sure to book a roundtrip with a layover in Abu Dhabi’s Zayed International Airport. This program is available only for those customers, so this would be your golden ticket. Guests booking the Stopover program can select from premier hotels all across Abu Dhabi. Not only that but travellers can also book their stay for a one or two-night stay as well. The Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced this collaboration at the Arabian Travel Market 2024.

Etihad offers this deal only for direct bookings made at least three business days in advance. Next time you plan a trip on Etihad, make sure you book your tickets early. There are several beautiful destinations to explore in the city. Who knows, this just might be the chance of a lifetime for you to explore Abu Dhabi this year!

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