• Airlines cancel/reroute flights to Dubai on part runway closure

    Budget carriers IndiGo and SpiceJet cancelled their flights to Dubai while Jet Airways and Air India re-routed and clubbed their as the airport partly shut operations following a crash landing and explosion of an Emirates flight on Wednesday.

    “Due to unavailability of runway at Dubai airport, all IndiGo flights operating to and fro India stands cancelled for August 4, 2016,” said IndiGo in a statement.

    “From August 05 till 0730 IST August 07, 2016 – limited flights will be allowed to operate from Dubai airport,” it added. SpiceJet too cancelled its flights.

    Spokespersons at Jet Airways and Air India said their flights are being re-routed to Sharjah. The Jet spokesperson also said it has clubbed some of its flights from Mumbai into one operated by the widebodied Airbus A330 plane.

    Operation of Code C aircraft and below (Boeing 737/Airbus A320 and below ) are not being allowed at Dubai airport till tomorrow morning. This follows the crash landing of Emirates Trivandrum-Mumbai flight EK521 on the Dubai airport. The aircraft caught fire after landing and all passengers were evacuated. A fireman died in the incident. Thomas Chabot Authentic Jersey

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