The Dubai airport is operating with one runway following the crash-landing of Emirates flight EK521 from India on Wednesday afternoon. Several airlines including Spice Jet, Indigo, Jet Airways, Turkish Airlines, and Qatar Airways cancel some of their flights to and from Dubai on Thursday because of limited operations at the Dubai International Airport.
Indian airline Indigo tweeted that all its flights to and from Dubai are cancelled for the day. Spice Jet also confirmed that it will not be operating to Dubai on Thursday. Jet Airways also urged passengers flying to Dubai to check their flight schedules.
2 of 4 Turkish Airlines flights today arrived early morning, one flight from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen diverted and flight TK756 scheduled to arrive at 2.35pm and departure for Istanbul at 4.10pm as TK757 are cancelled.
Dubai Airports said, “To ensure the comfort of passengers waiting for their flights, all food outlets across DXB and DWC are providing free refreshments and water, while free unlimited Wi-Fi has been made available at Dubai International to enable passengers to stay in touch with their family and friends.
Dubai Airports apologises to all our passengers for the inconvenience resulting from the disruption and would like to assure them that we are doing everything in our capacity to ease their journey. To avoid inconvenience Dubai Airports urges passengers flying out of DXB or DWC to check with their airlines for updated flight times before leaving for the airport.”