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Fog Disrupts Emirates Flights
Fog Disrupts Emirates Flights

Fog Disrupts Emirates Flights

Fog Disrupts Emirates Flights

Dubai airline Emirates has canceled 10 flights on Sunday morning due to heavy fog and its rival Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways also expected delays, the two airlines said. Christmas Eve is historically one of the busiest times for the UAE’s airlines, as people travel to celebrate the festive period, Reuters reported.  Flights affected were between Dubai and Tehran, Bahrain, Dammam, Kuwait, Larnaca, Basra, Ammam, Budapest, Hong Kong and Baghdad, according to the airline’s website. Etihad said on its website it anticipated flight delays and cancellations, and that some return flights to Abu Dhabi were also expected to face disruption.  Poor weather conditions had already led to delays and cancellations for some of Etihad’s flights on Friday and Saturday, the airline said on its Twitter feed. The National Center of Meteorology said in an advisory that the fog formation is leading to poor visibility at times over internal and coastal areas of the country.

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