Airline

Cyclone Phet forces Emirates to turn back from Karachi

June 7 - An Emirates flight flying from Dubai to Karachi was forced to turn back as Cyclone Phet battered the Pakistani port city, causing flooding in low lying areas and leaving about half the city without power. An airline spokesman said “Emirates flight EK606, travelling from Dubai to Karachi, had to return to the emirate after it was unable to land in Karachi due to adverse weather conditions caused by Cyclone Phet”.

The spokesman said Emirates is taking care of passengers at Dubai International Airport.  The Dubai-Karachi flight was originally scheduled to take off from Dubai at 10:00 am then was rescheduled for an 8:30 pm departure had weather conditions improved in Karachi. Cyclone Phet landed in Oman over the weekend and washed away nearly 40 villages in Gwadar and interior Sindh, but was downgraded to a category 2 storm when it made landfall in Karachi last night.
 

More Airline
Emirates launches A380 flights to Tokyo, Casablanca and Sao Paulo
Etihad Airways to launch A380 flights to Paris
Real Madrid decal painted on Emirates A380
Latest Travel News
Emirates SkyCargo flying in racehorses f...
Muslim Ban 3.0: restrictions on cabin lu...
Etihad Airways to launch A380 flights to...
Featured Sights To See
Roman Exedra

Roman Exedra

Beirut, Lebanon

The Roman city of Beirut met a traumatic end in the sixth century after a series of devastating earthquakes.  As a result, there is little evidence of the city’s glorious Roman period.  What little remains are concentrated Downtown. In front of the Parliament building stand four corniced columns, discovered in 1968.  A strand of five more columns stand to the left of the St. George Maronite ...

Helengeli Island Resort

Helengeli Island Resort

Maldives, Maldives

The Helengeli Island Resort has one of the finest house reefs, making it an ideal place for divers and snorkelers. It is located on an island with a spectacular house reef and a white sandy beach bordered by a magnificent blue lagoon. Helengeli offers a variety of culinary delights at its comfortable restaurants. The resort arranges excursions to inhabited local islands to give you the unique oppo...

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Sydney, Australia

2 Murray Street Tel: (02) 9298 3777. Website: www.anmm.gov.au Opening hours: Daily 0930-1700. Admission: Free.   ...

Constitution Hill Museum

Constitution Hill Museum

Johannesburg, South Africa

The newest museum to open in Jo'burg, the Constitution Hill Museum, is on the site of an infamous old prison complex known as Number Four. Closed off in 1983, it was home to some 2000 or 3000 black prisoners, most of which were arrested because they did not carry their pass books with them, and were kept in appalling conditions. Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi have also spent some time in this ...