Flights to Beirut continue despite explosion near airport

Published: 10 August 2020 - 9:15 a.m.
By: Josh Corder
Flights are still continuing to operate in and out of Beirut’s national airport despite the massive explosion which happened at the city’s seaport.

The airport is just 10 kilometres from the site of the blast, which killed at least 135 and injured 4,000 more. Reports suggested the explosion happened after a fire ignited 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate which had been sitting in a warehouse for seven years.

But, national carriers Emirates, Etihad and flydubai are continuing services to and from the Lebanon capital city.

Emirates operates twice daily flights to Beirut while Etihad flies to Lebanon’s capital once daily from Abu Dhabi.

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