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UAE-US flights to see no cancellations

Travellers advised to check flight status before leaving for airport

  • By Zaher Bitar, Senior Reporter
  • Published: 17:38 February 9, 2013
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: REUTERS
  • A snow plow blows snow in New York , February 8, 2013. A blizzard slammed into the north-eastern United States on Friday, snarling traffic, disrupting thousands of flights and prompting five governors to declare states of emergency in the face of a fearsome snowstorm.

Dubai: UAE-based Airlines Emirates and Etihad said there are to be no cancellations or re-scheduling for flights ahead of Winter Storm Nemo, which is approaching the East Coast of the United States.

However, both are advising passengers heading to the US to check the status of their flights before going to the airport.

Emirates airlines said that there are delays for several flights to the US, but Etihad Airlines said that all operations are normal.

“There will be no cancellation, re-scheduling or even delays to any of Etihad Airline’s trip to or from Abu Dhabi airport,” an Etihad spokesperson said.

He stressed that an Etihad flight to New York took off on time this morning.

An Emirates spokesperson said that there is no cancellation or re-scheduling for any of Emirates trips from or to the US, but there are delays.

“Emirates is closely monitoring the weather situation in the US and the impact it will have over the next 24 hours as the status of the flights to the US is dependent on storm condition,” he said.

Emirates flights to and from New York’s JFK airport on Friday and Saturday had been delayed to avoid the extensive winter storm along America’s East Coast.

Emirates flight EK 203 from Dubai to JFK was delayed for about four hours but has since departed, the Emirates spokesperson said.

The latest flight information is available at www.emirates.com which is updated every 5 minutes.

Emirates said it apologises for the inconvenience, however the spokesperson said the safety of the passengers and crew is of the highest priority and will not be compromised.

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