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Update: Dubai airport resumes departure operations after Emirates crash

Update: Dubai airport resumes departure operations after Emirates crash

An Emirates plane coming from India crash-landed at the Dubai airport on Wednesday

Dubai International Airport has resumed departure operations from 18.30pm local time, operator Dubai Airports has announced.

All departures from Dubai airport were suspended since Wednesday afternoon after an Emirates aircraft from India crash-landed.

Flight EK521, operating from the Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai, crashed when landing at the Dubai International Airport at about 12.45pm local time.

All the 300 people onboard were evacuated safely.

Emirates has said it is expecting an eight-hour network wide delay, with the following flights cancelled –

EK572/573: Dubai-Kolkata-Dubai DXB/CCU/DXB
EK2809/2810: Dubai-Medina-Dubai DXB/MED/DXB
EK843/844: Dubai-Doha-Dubai DXB/DOH/DXB
EK083/084: Dubai-Geneva-Dubai DXB/GVA/DXB
EK979/980: Dubai-Tehran-Dubai DXB-IKA/DXB
EK864/865: Dubai-Muscat-Dubai DXB/MCT/DXB
EK849/850: Dubai-Doha-Dubai DXB/DOH/DXB
EK630/631: Dubai-Multan-Dubai DXB/MUX/DXB
EK881/882: Dubai-Doha-Dubai DXB/DOH/DXB
EK839/840: Dubai-Bahrain-Dubai DXB/BAH/DXB
EK825/826: Dubai-Dammam-Dubai DXB/DMM/DXB
EK947/948: Dubai-Basra-Dubai DXB/BSR/DXB
EK977/978: Dubai-Tehran-Dubai DXB/IKA/DXB
EK602/603: Dubai-Karachi-Dubai DXB/KHI/DXB
EK875/876: Dubai-Kuwait-Dubai DXB/KWI/DXB
EK903/904: Dubai-Amman-Dubai DXB/AMM/DXB
EK817/818: Dubai-Riyadh-Dubai DXB/RUH/DXB
EK857/858: Dubai-Kuwait-Dubai DXB/KWI/DXB
EK508/509: Dubai-Mumbai-Dubai DXB/BOM/DXB
EK833/834: Dubai-Bahrain-Dubai DXB/BAH/DXB
EK386/387: Dubai-Hong Kong-Dubai DXB/HKG/DXB

The following flights out of outstations have also been cancelled:

EK958: Beirut-Dubai BEY/DXB
EK517: Delhi-Dubai DEL/DXB
EK928: Cairo-Dubai CAI/DXB
EK852: Doha-Dubai DOH/DXB
EK607: Karachi-Dubai KHI/DXB
EK872: Kuwait-Dubai KWI/DXB

The following flights were returned to their departure airport:

EK54: Munich-Dubai MUC-DXB
EK100: Rome-Dubai FCO-DXB
EK377: Bangkok-Dubai BKK-DXB
EK768: Johannesburg JNB-DXB

The following flights have been diverted:

To Dubai World Central (DWC)

EK531 from Kochi
EK527 from Hyderabad
EK659 from Male
EK565 from Bengaluru
EK375 from Bangkok
EK425 from Perth
EK902 from Amman
EK806 from Jeddah
EK856 from Kuwait
EK706 from Seychelles
EK208 from New York (JFK)
EK415 from Sydney
EK641 from Kabul

To Sharjah International Airport (SHJ)

EK433 from Brisbane
EK353 from Singapore
EK601 from Karachi
EK511 from New Delhi

To Al Ain International Airport(AAN)

EK583 from Dhaka
EK345 from Kuala Lumpur

To Fujairah International Airport (FJR)

EK651 from Colombo

To Bahrain International Airport (BAH) for a night stop

EK942 from Baghdad

To Muscat International Airport (MCT) for a night stop

EK968 from Mashhad

Flydubai also cancelled all its flights from Dubai until 10.00pm local time.

Read more details here: Emirates plane ‘crash lands’ at Dubai airport

Flydubai temporarily cancels all flights from Dubai

Video: Emirates chairman Sheikh Ahmed on EK521 accident

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