Airline

Emirates cancels flights to Europe

Emirates Airline flights to the UK, scheduled to leave Dubai early on Friday morning, have been cancelled due to the continuing problems associated with the Icelandic volcano eruption. According to the airline’s website, Friday's flights from Dubai to London Heathrow, scheduled to leave at 2.30am, 7.45am and 9.50am, have been cancelled. Flights to London Gatwick, which were due to depart Dubai at 2.50am and 8am, have also been cancelled.


Morning flights to other UK airport destinations including Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow have also been grounded, making a total of nine flights cancelled to the UK so far on Friday. Destinations in France and Germany have also been hit with the Emirates flight to Paris, due to leave Dubai at 8.20am cancelled, the service to Nice due to take off at 9am cancelled, as is the 8.25am service to Frankfurt, the 8.40am flight to Dusseldorf and the 9am Hamburg flight. Similarly, the 9.35am service to Moscow has also been cancelled owing to the volcanic eruption on Wednesday.

Emirates said that it is still waiting to hear from UK air traffic control before resuming its flights. The carrier also said that it will not charges its customers any fees for the cancellations but no refunds will be provided. "Until this time, any Emirates customer due to travel to the UK can cancel their booking or change their onward destination without charge. All reissue and cancellation fees will be waived for those affected while the disruption is ongoing,” said a spokesperson for the airline.


Meanwhile, Etihad Airways also cancelled the following flights:  EY21, Abu Dhabi to Manchester; EY22, Manchester to Abu Dhabi; EY17, Abu Dhabi to Heathrow, EY18, Heathrow to Abu Dhabi; and EY20, Heathrow to Abu Dhabi.

More Airline
New Istanbul airport starts operations
Turkish Airlines launches new cabin crew uniforms
Emirates voted ‘Best Business Airline’ and ‘Best Airline – Long-Haul Holiday’ by Conde Nast Traveller readers
Latest Travel News
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - g...
Yas Island Abu Dhabi lit up in green for...
Turkish Airlines launches new cabin crew...
Featured Sights To See
Tughluqabad

Tughluqabad

New Delhi, India

The immense and brutal fortifications of Tughluqabad are an impressive monument to the militarism of the Tughluqs, an antidote to any idea that the Delhi Sultans were merely effete builders of mosques and palaces. Nowadays, the only living things that visitors are likely to see at the vast, barren, sun-scorched site are goats, donkeys and the occasional archaeologist, although in the 14th century...

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

New York, United States

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free….”  Thus reads ‘The New Colossus’, a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus to commemorate the famous landmark.  Though not its initial intent, the Statue of Liberty quickly became a symbol of immigration and the American Dream as new Americans passed by on their way to Ellis Island. The Statue of Lib...

Paseo de la Reforma

Paseo de la Reforma

Mexico City, Mexico

A walk along this pleasant avenue would reveal the true diversity within such a complex metropolitan district – from the quiet, ancient residential blocks to the towering, glowing buildings, and businesses that have recently sprung up, lending a different touch of color and taste to a secluded aspect of colonial architecture. ...

Theatre of Dionysos

Theatre of Dionysos

Athens, Greece

This theatre was built in the fifth century BCE and to accommodate the dramatists of the time. Famous plays such as Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles were performed here, among others by Greece’s most famous poets (including Aeschylus, Aristophanes and Euripides). The audience was seated on two types of seats depending on their rank, with the more privileged citizenry sitting in sections made of Pe...