July 12: United Arab Emirates carrier flydubai said it has suspended its operations to Colombo Sri Lanka until further notice.

The spokesperson airlines told Reuters “We will continue to closely monitor the situation on the ground in Sri Lanka. Passengers who have booked to travel on these flights will be contacted and offered a refund”

Sri Lanka has also been facing a massive jet fuel shortage, which is forcing airlines to fuel-up in other hubs before making the journey back.

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways flights to Colombo are currently operating as normal, but said that some of its services from Colombo would stop at India’s Cochin International Airport to refuel before continuing onwards to Abu Dhabi starting from July 14.

According to spokesperson of Ethihad Airways” Etihad continues to closely monitor the situation in Sri Lanka”

Emirates Airline and SriLankan Airlines did not immediately respond to a request for comment.