Dubai Airport Resumes Services After Storm Disruptions

Wed Apr 24 2024
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DUBAI: Regular flight operations at Dubai International Airport have been resumed after the storm caused the highest rainfall in the UAE early last week.

Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths on Tuesday said that about 1,400 flights are now operating each day.

He said as roads in and around the airport are fully clear of water accumulation, the airport manpower, logistics, and facilities are operating as normal again.

He added that overall, 2,155 flights were canceled and 115 were diverted Last week. He said the airport authorities had to work closely with their airline partners and service providers to resume regular flight operations.

Paul Griffiths praised the dedication of Dubai Airport employees, airline partners, government agencies, commercial partners, and service partners in resuming normal flight operations at one the world’s busiest airports.

He noted the welfare of passengers remained a main focus throughout the disruptions over the past week.

After some initial challenges in delivering supplies as a result of flooded roads around Dubai International and Dubai World Central airports, more than 75,000 food packs were successfully provided to stranded passengers at the two locations.

He was deeply saddened about the impact of the heavy rainfall on affected communities and businesses across the UAE.

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