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As Soon As Dubai's Roads Are Cleared Of Floods, Dubai Airport Will Return To Total Capacity.

Published on : 25-04-2024

As Soon As Dubai's Roads Are Cleared Of Floods, Dubai Airport Will Return To Total Capacity.

Thousands of employees from across the aviation sector worked together to restore operations and support guests at DXB and DWC.

After dealing with the aftermath of the heaviest rainfall the UAE has seen in 75 years, Dubai Airports is operating at its total capacity and returning to its regular flight schedules. The Dubai International Airport has been running in its regular flight schedules since yesterday, clocking around 1400 flight movements daily, as per Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports. Rodas in and around the airport are also 100 percent clear of any water collection. "Our manpower, logistics, and facilities are fully operational as usual again," said Griffiths.

As per Griffiths, 2155 flights were cancelled, and 115 were divided due to the storm and its aftermath. A day after this storm, in the last week, as the extent of the damage and aftermath unfolded, Dubai Airports issued a statement saying, "Recovery will take some time."

Thousands of employees across the aviation sector worked so that they could restore operations and support guests at DXB and Dubai World Central. "To have the airport back up and running is no small feat," as per Griffiths. "We had to work closely with our airline partners and service providers to rework schedules, boost the manpower, and look at all those who have been disrupted."

Thirty-one flights were diverted to DWC, and by April 19, all airport guests could have completed their travel plans. The stranded passengers were also cared for, with 75,000 food packs distributed across the DXB and DWC. However, as Griffiths noted, specific challenges remain, including processing the baggage backlog. "We are continuously working with our service partners but know there is still more work to be done, and once again, thank guests for their cooperation and patience while we work through this," he said.

"It has been the most challenging and problematic weather event we have had to navigate, and our people and partners worked hard to keep the operation running and assist our guests." As normal operations resume, guests should arrive at their terminal only three hours before their flight departure to avoid unnecessary congestion and facilitate smoother operations.

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News Source : Khaleej Times

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