Emirates was forced to suspend its once daily flight between the Tunis and Dubai after Tunisian government had banned the airline flying to country over treatment of female passengers.
Apparently Emirates had refused to board some Tunisian women on its flights at the Tunis and others were forced to go through comprehensive document checks before they were allowed to fly.
Here’s what DW writes (access the piece here):
The UAE said on Sunday that the delays had been caused by “security information,” without going into details.
“We contacted our Tunisian brothers about security information that necessitated taking specific procedures,” UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash wrote on Twitter.
“We highly value Tunisian women and respect them,” he added.
I am not even trying to make any sense of the Middle Eastern politics right now that must have played their part of this female passenger “harassment” by Emirates that lead to the Tunis flight ban.
Let’s hope that the two governments can work this out so that the flights can continue without inconveniencing more passengers.