The news of Sudan facing a crisis has been surfacing on the internet for quite a few times now. And the area has been called out to be perilous to travel amid all the turmoil that can be noticed. Hence Dubai-based airline, Emirates has cancelled its international flights to Sudan until August. Will this hamper any connecting flights?
Emirates Cancel International Operations To Sudan
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The announcement from Emirates Airlines on the suspension of service to a number of international locations through August 31 has been published officially. Emirates Airlines with immediate effect has informed the public of the cancellation of all the airline’s flights (EK733/EK734) to and from Khartoum. The cancellation will exist between the dates of April 15 and August 31. The cancellation owes to the worsening circumstances in Sudan as a result of the upheaval there.
In a statement sent by the company, travellers to Sudan who were expected to arrive in Dubai with Emirates Airlines or Fly Dubai were notified about the cancellation of their journey from the point of departure. In case of any updates, the airport authorities would inform the passengers regarding the same.
Will I Recieve A Refund On Cancellation?
@emirates my sisters flight from Khartoum to Dubai was cancelled by you because of the current situation in Sudan. We requested a refund. Today I was surprised to see that a 200 dollar penalty was taken. How can you cancel a flight and then take a penalty? #KeepEyesOnSudan
— Hadya Rahim (@RahimHadya) April 25, 2023
Directly with Emirates Airlines booked passengers can make their demands by filling out a refund form or calling their local office for other rebooking possibilities. To make other travel plans or to get a refund, passengers who made their reservations through travel agents must get in touch with them. This choice will not have an impact on passengers who made direct reservations with Emirates Airlines.
The functioning of “Emirates Airlines” is being closely monitored in Khartoum. Emirates Airlines has stated that it did not give a date for flights to return to Sudan. Customers are recommended to make sure Validate their contact data by going to the Manage Booking page, assuming that developments are announced promptly, and in order to acquire the most latest updates on flights.
We hope Sudan breathes relief soon and all this chaos turns into calm. Till then the flights would remain cancelled and the period might decrease or increase depending on the status of the situation.
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