Emirates suspends flights to Hong Kong

No reason was given for the suspension of the flights. (Supplied)
No reason was given for the suspension of the flights. (Supplied)
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Updated 10 January 2021

Emirates suspends flights to Hong Kong

No reason was given for the suspension of the flights. (Supplied)
  • People whose last destination is Bangkok can still travel
  • No explanation has been given for the suspension in the service

DUBAI:  Dubai’s Emirates airline is to stop flying to Hong Kong until Jan. 22, the carrier said in a statement published Sunday on its website.

“As per the latest authority directive in Hong Kong, customers holding tickets on flight EK 384 with final destination to Hong Kong from Jan. 9 – 22, 2021, will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin.”

However, the airline said customers booked on flights from Hong Kong to Dubai over this period will be allowed to travel, as will those booked on flights from Dubai where their final destination is Bangkok.

“Emirates regrets any inconvenience caused. Affected customers should contact their travel agent or Emirates contact center for rebooking options,” it added.

The statement from the Dubai airline did not divulge the reason for the stopping of flights.

On Dec. 16 a CNN report said Emirates, along with British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Nepal Airlines were restricted from flying for 14 days as part of Hong Kong’s bid to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).


Saudi competition authority imposes fine on gas company

Saudi competition authority imposes fine on gas company
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Saudi competition authority imposes fine on gas company

Saudi competition authority imposes fine on gas company

The General Authority for Competition (GAC) imposed on Jan. 14, a fine of SR3 million ($800,000) on National Gas and Industrialization Co. (GASCO), as the company abused its dominant position, the authority said on its Twitter account.

According to GAC, GASCO imposed special conditions on the purchase and sale transactions when dealing with another institution, in a manner that places it in a weaker position compared to other competitors.

The gas producer also refused to deal with another entity without justification to limit its access to the market.

The ruling is upheld by Riyadh Administrative Court.