The airline said it would process refunds for passengers who had booked tickets
Budget carrier flydubai has announced the suspension of flights to Sri Lanka due to political and economic unrest in the South Asian country
A flydubai spokesperson said in a statement: “Flydubai flights between Dubai and Colombo Airport (CMB) have been suspended from 10 July until further notice. We will continue to closely monitor the situation on the ground in Sri Lanka.”
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The current situation in the country is leaving airlines with little choice but to suspend Sri Lanka flights amidst fuel and food shortages. Following massive protests, the South Asian country’s leaders have been forced to flee from their official residences.
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Sri Lanka is a popular tourist destination and UAE-based airlines of passengers between Dubai and Colombo and the budget carrier had cited Colombo as one of its most popular destinations in April.
The Dubai-based airline announced last month that it was preparing for a record-breaking summer amidst a surge in travel demand and projected an average of 8,500 departures per month across Flydubai’s network of 102 destinations.
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