Karachi airport attack delays Emirates, Etihad flights

Published June 9th, 2014 - 08:21 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

 Airlines in the United Arab Emirates are expecting ongoing delays after a terrorist attack on Sunday night at Pakistan’s Jinnah International in Karachi closed the airport.

“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,” stated an Etihad spokesperson.

Militants disguised as police guards armed with machine guns reportedly stormed the airport Sunday night. There are 23 dead, including all of the militants, according to reports.

An Emirates spokesperson advised passengers to check their website with the closure of the airport said to impact other services on the route.

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