8-Nov-2010 10:37 AM

Emirates and Etihad enforce embargo on Yemen cargo

Emirates and Etihad Airways confirmed the cargo embargo of goods transported from Yemen on 07-Nov-20201 (Arabian Business/Arab News, Shanghai Daily, 05/07-Nov-2010). Air Arabia also confirmed it has ceased the acceptance of freight originating in Yemen. A date as to when the bans were implemented was not specified. Etihad also announced it has stopped carrying goods from Somalia, releasing a statement noting the bans will hold "until directives from governments around the world permit carriage of goods from these ports". General Civil Aviation Authority also added (06-Nov-2010) that officials were focused on security threats not only from Yemen, but from other countries as well.