|09 April, 2020

UAE's flydubai says will resume operations when time is right

The UAE has suspended scheduled passenger flights since March 24

Medicines,medical equipment & perishable items are of top priority for flydubai, which has dedicated 6 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s to operate as all-cargo flights to ensure the flow of vital goods & support extensive government & private sector efforts. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Medicines,medical equipment & perishable items are of top priority for flydubai, which has dedicated 6 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s to operate as all-cargo flights to ensure the flow of vital goods & support extensive government & private sector efforts. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

DUBAI - United Arab Emirates airline flydubai will resume regular operations when the time is right and for the time being will continue to operate flights for repatriation purposes, its chief commercial officer said on Thursday.

The UAE has suspended scheduled passenger flights since March 24, though has allowed limited services for foreigners wishing to leave and for returning citizens.

"We look forward to resuming our operations when the time is right and we are working closely with the authorities," CCO Hamad Obaidalla said in a statement.

Flydubai will operate up to ten repatriation flights over the next week, it said.

(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell. Editing by Jane Merriman) ((Alexander.Cornwell@thomsonreuters.com;))

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