UAE says has no plans to suspend Syria flights

November 30, 2011 17:37

DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates has no plans to suspend flights to Syria, a top official said on Wednesday, after the government of Dubai's press office earlier said airlines were preparing a halt in line with Arab League sanctions.

Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri, chairman of the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority and also the economy minister, said the UAE was committed to Arab League resolutions on Syria.

"(The minister) affirmed that as matters stand, the UAE airlines have no intention of suspending flights to Syria," said a statement from the Dubai press office.

On Wednesday morning the Dubai government press office's Twitter feed had posted that UAE airlines were preparing to suspend the flights in line with sanctions that the Arab League imposed on Syria over its military crackdown on an uprising.

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