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Flights from UAE to Mumbai indefinitely delayed

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02-Jul-2019

Dubai: Flights from UAE to Mumbai have been indefinitely delayed due to the main runway closure at the airport after a domestic flight overshot its mark while landing due to heavy rains.
 
The main runway at Mumbai airport remain closed since Monday evening after a Spice Jet flight from Jaipur overshot its mark while landing amid heavy rainfall at around 11.45 pm (IST).
 
Around 54 flights have so far been diverted from Mumbai airport  to other airports.
 
A quick check on Dubai Airports’ flight schedule from Dubai to Mumbai revealed a Spice Jet Flight SG014 delayed by more than 10 hours. An Air India flight to Mumbai with a scheduled departure at around 02.50 am has also been indefinitely delayed. An Emirates flight departure also has been pushed from 9.30 am to 10.50 am.
 
An Emirates spokesperson confirmed to Gulf News a Mumbai bound flight was forced to return to Dubai after departure. An email statement from the airline read : “On 1 July, Emirates flight EK500 from Dubai to Mumbai returned to Dubai after departure, due to the A380-compatible runway being disabled at Mumbai International Airport. Affected passengers were accommodated on a replacement Boeing 777 aircraft, or have been rebooked on a later flight. Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused.”
 

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