Bad weather caused delays and diversions at Dubai International Airport yesterday on one of the busiest weekends of the year.
Dubai Airports said 15 inbound flights were diverted and a number of outbound flights were delayed.
“The comfort of all passengers is our top priority and Dubai Airports is working with airlines and our other stakeholders to minimise inconvenience to our customers and normalise operations as quickly as possible,” a spokesperson added.
Among those impacted was Dubai carrier Emirates, which had previously warned of high passenger traffic at Terminal 3 due to the start of spring holidays for students.
The airline said more than 89,000 passengers would pass through Dubai International’s Terminal 3 from Thursday, March 23, with 34,500 alone expected on Friday, March 24.
The carrier announced that “numerous” arriving and departing flights were affected and directed passengers to its flight status page.
Disruption at Dubai International Airport due to severe weather. For updated flight status, please visit: https://t.co/TzLIbD4781
— Emirates Support (@EmiratesSupport) March 25, 2017
“Emirates apologises for the inconvenience caused. The safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised, a spokesperson said.