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Dubai’s Emirates cancels 10 US flights due to bad weather

Gulf News, UAE | 2017/03/22 at 7:00 AM | 67 Views

Dubai carrier Emirates today cancelled 10 flights to the US East Coast and delayed six others as bad weather associated with storm Stella caused disruption at several airports.

Heavy snow and flooding is expected to hit New York, Philadelphia and other cities from Monday until Tuesday evening.

Among the routes cancelled were Emirates’ new daily service to Newark via Athens, which launched this week.

The carrier said only the section between Dubai and Athens would operate.

Emirates said affected passengers are being rebooked on alternate flights to their destinations.

“We are closely monitoring the situation. We apologise for any inconvenience, the safety of our crew and passengers is of the utmost importance,” it said.

Abu Dhabi rival Etihad also cancelled its Tuesday EY103 flight from Abu Dhabi to New York and the return journey.

It said EY101 to New York would be upgraded to an Airbus A380 to accommodate passengers affected by the cancellation but warned this too could be delayed.

However, services to Washington and Chicago are operating as scheduled, according to the carrier.

The cancellations came as the UAE Embassy to the US warned nationals on the East coast to stay tuned to local weather alerts.


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