Which UAE-India flights have been cancelled due to Cyclone Remal?
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Which UAE-India flights have been cancelled due to Cyclone Remal?

Which UAE-India flights have been cancelled due to Cyclone Remal?

Cyclone Remal made landfall on the evening of May 26 with a wind speed of 135 kilometres per hour

Marisha Singh
Cyclone Remal landfall tracking

As Cyclone Remal made landfall along India’s East coast, Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBI) announced a 21-hour suspension of flight operations, significantly impacting both domestic and international travel.

Operations were halted from noon on May 25 until 9 am on May 27, according to airport director C Pattabhi.

“In view of cyclone Regal’s impact on the coastal region of West Bengal, including Kolkata, a meeting was held with the stakeholders and it has been decided to suspend flight operations from 1200 IST on May 25 to 0900 IST on May 27 due to predicted heavy winds and heavy to very heavy rainfall in Kolkata,” stated Pattabhi.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast extremely heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of West Bengal and north Odisha on May 26-27. A storm surge of up to 1.5 metres is anticipated to inundate low-lying areas of coastal West Bengal and Bangladesh at the time of landfall.

UAE-India flights hit by Cyclone Remal

Several flights, particularly those connecting Dubai and Kolkata, have been affected.

Emirates confirmed the cancellation of flights EK 572/573 on May 26 and EK 570/571 on May 27. “Impacted customers are being re-accommodated. Emirates urges customers to check their flight status on the Emirates website for the latest information regarding their flights,” a spokesperson stated.

Flydubai also reported delays for flights FZ 461/462 between Dubai International (DXB) and Kolkata (CCU), initially scheduled for Sunday, now postponed to Monday, May 27. “We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and we will update our flight schedule accordingly,” said a flydubai representative.

Additionally, Etihad Airways cancelled its flight EY256 from Abu Dhabi Zayed International Airport (AUH) to Kolkata (CCU) and the return flight EY257 on Sunday (May 26).

The airport authorities are coordinating closely with airlines to manage the impact on travelers and ensure safety during the cyclone. Passengers are advised to stay updated through official airline communications and the airport’s notifications.

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