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Emirates cancels flights due to hurricane Irma

Affected passengers advised to get in touch with travel agent, airline for re-booking, flight status

Duba: Emirates has cancelled some flights to the United States as hurricane Irma continued to threaten some parts of the country.

In an advisory posted on its website, the UAE-based airline said that trips to and from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando have been cancelled.

Cancellation is in effect for Fort Lauderdale flights on September 8 to 10 and for Orlando on September 9 to 11.

Affected flyers have been advised to get in touch with their travel agents or respective Emirates call centres for assistance, ticket rebooking and cancellation, as well as to check the status of their flight.

“Due to hurricane Irma, the operations of Emirates flights EK213 from Dubai to Fort Lauderdale and EK214 from Fort Lauderdale to Dubai on 8, 9 and 10 September, and EK219 from Dubai to Orlando and EK220 from Orlando to Dubai on 9, 10 and 11 September have been cancelled,” the advisory reads.

“We are monitoring the situation closely, and aim to give customers as much notice as possible if there are any further changes to our operations.”