Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways announced that it has resumed flights to and from Abu Dhabi Airport, after major disruptions were caused by un-forecast fog.
The airline warned of delayed departures on Monday due to dense fog that also led to the diversion of inbound aircraft to other airports.
The fog delayed the departure from Abu Dhabi of 44 early morning flights by up to four hours, while several others were cancelled, the airline said in a statement.
Six inbound flights from Colombo, Doha, Kuwait, Dammam, Seychelles and London were diverted to three airports in the United Arab Emirates – Al Ain, Al Bateen and Dubai World Central.
But following the reopening of the airport’s runway at 6.10am, the airline recommenced operations into Abu Dhabi, and began repositioning 19 flights which had diverted to seven other airports in the region.
Flights from Abu Dhabi have also recommenced with services to Munich, Paris, New York, Milan and Rome departing shortly after the runway reopened.
More delays were anticipated for the rest of the day, an earlier statement said.