Backlog cleared as flights on schedule at Dubai International Airport

Despite yesterday’s power failure and the foggy conditions, the runway is clear to take off as usual

All flights are back on schedule, with the backlog cleared after yesterday’s thick fog in the morning and loss of power led to closure of both the runways at the Dubai International Airport.

A spokesperson confirmed the news, adding that visibility was clear today and foggy conditions this morning did not dampen travel plans this morning.

When quizzed about yesterday’s backlog of flights that saw 50 flights diverted to other airports in the Gulf, the spokesperson told Emirates
24|7: “The backlog is completely cleared.”

He added: “Visibility was good this morning so there has been no further diversions.”

Yesterday, the airport had released a statement to say: “Dubai Airports confirms the closure of both runways at Dubai International this morning at 0645 resulted in the diversion of 50 flights to a number of airports in the region including Dubai World Central, Al Ain, Doha Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Muscat and Bahrain among others.”

The statement had added that the closure was caused by the loss of power to a critical runway backup system required during foggy conditions, which were restored by 8.30am.


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