The Dubai carrier didn’t disclose the reason behind the Tunisian authorities’ decision
Emirates airline on Sunday said it would stop flying to Tunisia after authorities in the North African country asked the Dubai-based carrier to stop the service.
The airline said in a tweet that it would stop Dubai-Tunis service from today (December 25) until further notice.
“Emirates will stop services between Tunis and Dubai, as instructed by the Tunisian authorities, with effect from December 25, 2017,” reads the tweet.
The Dubai carrier, however, didn’t disclose the reason behind the Tunisian authorities decision.
Emirates will stop services between Tunis and Dubai, as instructed by the Tunisian authorities, with effect from 25 December 2017
بناء على تعليمات السلطات التونسية، وابتداء من اليوم الاثنين، تعلق طيران الامارات رحلاتها من تونس واليها، وحتى اشعار آخر
— Emirates airline (@emirates) December 24, 2017
The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Sunday that the officials from the UAE met authorities in Tunisia to discuss certain “security information.”
“We have met with the brothers in Tunisia for security information as they have imposed specific and circumstantial measures. In the UAE, we are proud of our experience in empowering women; we appreciate Tunisian women, respect them and value their pioneering experience,” Gargash said in the tweet.
تواصلنا مع الأخوة في تونس حول معلومة أمنية فرضت إجراءات محددة وظرفية، وفِي الإمارات حيث نفخر بتجربتنا في تمكين المرأة نقدر المرأة التونسية ونحترمها ونثمن تجربتها الرائدة، ونعتبرها صِمَام الأمان، ولنتفادى معا محاولات التأويل والمغالطة.
— د. أنور قرقاش (@AnwarGargash) December 24, 2017
Tunisian media had reported that some Tunisian women were barred from boarding flights to Dubai.