Safety concerns prompts Emirates to suspend flights to Kiev

July 19, 2014 3:56 am

Emirates Airline has announced its Kiev-bound Flight EK171 has returned to Dubai on Thursday due to safety concerns after a Malaysian airliner was brought down over Ukraine, and all flights to Kiev had been suspended, effective immediately, Reuters has reported. The airline said the flight ban to Kiev would remain in effective until further notice. “The safety of our customers and crew is paramount, and we will continue to monitor the situation carefully,” the Dubai-based airline said.