UAE carriers have cancelled or reduced services to Tel Aviv amid rising conflict and tensions in Israel.

“Etihad Airways has temporarily suspended passenger and cargo services to Tel Aviv in response to the ongoing conflict in Israel. The first flights affected are EY598 from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Tel Aviv (TLV) and flight EY599 from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi on Sunday, May 16, which have been cancelled,” an Etihad spokesperson told Business Traveller’s sister publication, Gulf Business.

“Guests booked on these services are being assisted with their travel arrangements. Etihad is monitoring the situation in Israel and continues to maintain close contact with authorities and security intelligence providers,” the spokesperson added.

Meanwhile, Dubai-based carrier Flydubai has confirmed that it has consolidated some of its flights.

“Flydubai is currently operating up to three daily flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport International Airport (TLV),” according to a Flydubai spokesperson.

The airlines join a growing number of US and European airlines halting or limiting services to Israel due to escalating hostilities in the country.