EgyptAir suspends flights to Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon amid Iran’s drone and missile attacks at Israel

Sunday 14 Apr 2024

EgyptAir has decided to suspend its flights to and from airports of Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon due to regional tensions and in light of the closure of airspace in these countries, a statement by Egypt's national carrier said.

File photo: An EgyptAir Boeing 737 aircraft. AFP
File photo: An EgyptAir Boeing 737 aircraft. AFP

According to the statement, the suspension is until further notice.

For any inquiries, EgyptAir said customers could contact the EgyptAir Call Center at 1717 from any mobile phone within Egypt or the landline number 090070000. 

For international callers, they can use the international numbers +97142306666 or +966122297777, or visit the website
Late Saturday, Jordan declared a state of emergency, state-owned Al Mamlaka news reports, amid fears of an Iranian attack on Israel.

Earlier, Jordan announced it temporarily closed its airspace to all incoming, departing and transit aircraft, saying the situation would be “continuously updated and reviewed according to developments.”

Lebanon announced the temporary closure of its airspace, Lebanon’s Al Jadeed TV says, amidst threats of an Iranian attack on Israel. Moreover, Iraq announced late it closed its airspace and suspending all air traffic after neighbouring Iran launched a drone attack on Israel.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched on Saturday night a drone and missile attack on Israel, according to a statement released by the IRGC.
The attack comes in response to an Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, which Iran has condemned as a "crime."

"The Revolutionary Guard Air Force struck some targets in the territories occupied by the Zionist regime with drones and missiles," the statement said. The number of drones and missiles used, as well as the specific targets attacked, were not disclosed by the IRGC.

Israeli army confirmed that Iran launched drones at Israel directly from its territory Saturday, marking a major escalation of the long-running covert war between the regional foes.

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