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UAE carriers delay flights after terrorist attack on Karachi airport

June 10, 2014 1:31 am

UAE airlines are expecting ongoing delays after a terrorist attack on Sunday night at Pakistan’s Jinnah International in Karachi closed the airport, Gulf News has reported. “Etihad Airways has delayed its flight EY221 from Abu Dhabi to Karachi on Sunday, 8 June, and flight EY222 from Karachi to Abu Dhabi on Monday, 9 June,” said an Etihad spokesperson. An Emirates spokesperson also advised passengers to check their website with the closure of the airport said to impact other services on the route. An Emirates plane was on the ground with crew and passengers on board when the attack took place. “Under the guidance of the Pakistan military the passengers and crew disembarked the aircraft and were taken to a secure area of the terminal,” the Emirates spokesperson said.