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Emirates, Flydubai resume operations

The major global travel hub, leaving thousands of travelers stranded

By Reuters
April 21, 2024
Dubai International Airport. — AFP/File
Dubai International Airport. — AFP/File

RIYADH:Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates and sister airline Flydubai have restored normal operations after heavy rains caused severe flooding across the United Arab Emirates earlier this week, the airlines said on Saturday.

Emirates cancelled nearly 400 flights and delayed many more as a result of a record storm that hit the desert city of Dubai on Tuesday, said a statement released by the airline’s president, Tim Clark.

Due to the impact of the storm, the airline suspended check-in for passengers departing from Dubai and halted its transit operations through Dubai International Airport, a major global travel hub, leaving thousands of travellers stranded.