Flights to Dubai being cancelled due to Emirates flight's crash-landing

Crash landing of an aircraft at Dubai airport on Wednesday resulted in cancellation of flights to Dubai from Mangalore and Kochi, according to airport directors at both the airports.

Published: 04th August 2016 10:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2016 12:10 PM   |  A+A-

MANGALORE: Crash landing of an aircraft at Dubai airport on Wednesday resulted in  cancellation of flights to Dubai from Mangalore and Kochi, according to airport directors at both the airports.

Traffic towards other destinations on west Asia will be unaffected.

Jet Airways flight to Dubai that was scheduled to depart at 11 pm on Wednesday was cancelled, according to J T Radhakrishna airport director at Mangalore International Airport.

CHENNAI: Air services on the Chennai-Dubai sector were yet to be restored as three airlines have cancelled their flights today, following the crash landing of an Emirates flight in Dubai, airport authorities said.

"Two flights, each belonging to Jet Airways and Indigo, in Chennai-Dubai route were cancelled this morning," they said.

Similarly, budget air carrier SpiceJet said all its flights have been cancelled in this route.

"Apologies for inconvenience. All flights to and from Dubai stand cancelled for today," the airliner, said in a micro-blogging site.

Three hundred people, mostly Indians had a narrow escape, as an Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai yesterday crash landed and exploded on the run way in Dubai, shutting down one of the world's busiest airports.

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