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Cyclone Belal forces cancellation, delay of Emirates airline’s Mauritius flights

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Emirates, Dubai’s premier airline, faced disruptions in its flight schedule to and from Mauritius as tropical cyclone Belal swept through the region. The impact led to a series of delays and cancellations, affecting passengers’ travel plans.

Emirates delayed flights

EK 703 (Dubai to Mauritius)

  • Original Departure: January 15
  • Delay: 27 hours
  • Rescheduled Departure: January 16, 1:30 pm UAE time
  • Expected Arrival: January 16, 8:00 pm local time in Mauritius

EK 704 (Mauritius to Dubai)

  • Original Departure: January 15
  • Delay: 21 hours
  • Rescheduled Departure: January 16, 8:00 pm local time in Mauritius
  • Expected Arrival: January 17, 2:35 am UAE time in Dubai

Cancelled Flights:

EK 701 (Dubai to Mauritius)

  • Scheduled Date: January 16
  • EK 702 (Mauritius to Dubai)
  • Scheduled Date: January 16

Flight EK 703, originally slated for departure from Dubai to Mauritius on January 15, experienced a delay of 27 hours. The rescheduled departure time is now set for January 16 at 1:30 pm UAE time, with an expected arrival in Mauritius at 8:00 pm local time.

Similarly, the return flight, EK 704 from Mauritius to Dubai, scheduled for January 15, encountered a delay of 21 hours. The adjusted departure time is now scheduled for January 16 at 8:00 pm local time, arriving in Dubai on January 17 at 2:35 am UAE time.

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The world’s largest international airline, headquartered in Dubai, took the precautionary measure of canceling the EK 701 flight from Dubai to Mauritius on January 16 and the EK 702 flight from Mauritius to Dubai on the same date.

Emirates emphasized that passengers holding onward connections for the canceled Mauritius flight EK 701 on January 16 would not be accepted for travel at their original departure points. This decision was made in consideration of the safety and well-being of travellers amidst the challenging weather conditions posed by tropical cyclone Belal.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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