Flydubai temporarily cancels all flights from Dubai

Dubai International Airport suspended operations after an Emirates plane crash landed on Wednesday

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Airline flydubai has announced that it will be cancelling all its flights on Wednesday until 10.00pm following the closure of Dubai International Airport.

The airport has suspended all operations after an Emirates flight crashed during an emergency landing on Wednesday afternoon.

“Due to the closure of Dubai International Airport (DXB), we have initially cancelled all flights to and from DXB until 22:00 (Dubai time),” flydubai said.

“Passengers are advised to contact their travel agent or the flydubai contact centre on (+971) 600 54 44 45 to rebook on the next available flydubai flight or receive a refund to original form of payment,” it added.

Emirates flight EK521 flying from the Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai, had 282 passengers and 18 crew onboard when it crash-landed. All of them have been evacuated and are safe, according to officials.

Pictures and videos on social media showed the aircraft bursting into flame with smoke billowing all around.

Dubai Airports has said all its operations have been suspended temporarily.

Read all the latest updates here: Emirates plane ‘crash lands’ at Dubai airport, all onboard safe

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